Public Information

About the Committee

Participants in the 2023 Elevator Pitch Contest with members of the ASCB Public Information Committee.

The Public Information Committee (PIC) is the outreach arm of the Society, promoting science outreach as a core value of ASCB and its members. It organizes science communication and public engagement activities and develops tools and opportunities for all ASCB members to improve their science outreach skills.



Member Criteria

Committee membership is open to regular members, postdocs, and graduate students. Full members serve three-year terms renewable one time. New members serve one year as Associate members before being considered as full members. Committee members are expected to participate and be engaged in committee activities and have a genuine interest in the mission of the committee.

Time Commitment

Members participate in two all-committee conference calls (one in the spring and one in the fall) and one in-person meeting held during the Cell Bio meeting. In addition to the meetings and calls, members agree to commit at least an hour each month to committee duties, sometimes more if involved with working groups or other committee activities.

Interested in Applying?

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

Staff Contact Info

Please email for questions regarding the Public Information Committee.
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“Never has it been more important for scientists to engage with the public. So it’s been very rewarding to be on the Public Information Committee and help ASCB members develop strategies for public engagement.” - Richard Sever, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory