Public Lab Research note

Public Lab Receives Three-year Award From the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

by joyofsoy | February 21, 2020 17:32 21 Feb 17:32 | #22894 | #22894


CONTACT: Joe Hui, Communications Manager, Public Lab,

FEB. 21, 2020 -- The Public Lab nonprofit is pleased to announce it has received a three-year award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. "Through this generous backing, we're excited to build our capacity to model strong community/scientific partnerships, while demonstrating how science can support community goals and deepen informed civic engagement," said Shannon Dosemagen, executive director and co-founder of Public Lab.

With this award, Public Lab will prioritize:

  • Supporting community leaders in addressing local environmental concerns with community science efforts
  • Creating fellowships around the design and development of community science efforts
  • Developing and running a training program on community science for educators

These funds will help support the organization's strategic goals through 2022: to make it easier for communities to lead scientific investigations through peer networking, education, and the use of open technology and data; to develop community leadership in science; and to build alliances with other like-minded organizations.

About Public Lab

Public Lab pursues environmental justice through community science and open technology, creating solutions through partnerships between on-the-ground communities with deep knowledge of local issues. Visit and follow @PublicLab.

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the Bay Area. Visit or follow @MooreFound.



A win for community science

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