Ploy Achakulwisut & Geoffrey Supran: on the scientist as activist

Science Soapbox always loves showcasing early career scientists who are making waves in the world of science advocacy. This week’s soapbox belongs to Ploy Achakulwisut and Geoffrey Supran, who have made their mark as scientist-activists helping to lead divestment campaigns at MIT and Harvard University and the #StandUpForScience movement. Ploy is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. Geoffrey is a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at MIT and in the Department of History of Science at Harvard University. In this episode, we chat about their career development and the need for more scientists to enter into the territory of activism.

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This episode was recorded on June 27, 2017 at Harvard University’s Science Center. Special thanks to Visager for music. Photo from Amanda Kowalski at

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