This holiday season, we are thankful for so many things—a strong organization, a great team, a mission that motivates us, and all of you to inspire us. Thank you for all that you do; the world needs you, and we’re eager to support you as you navigate your own pathways to engaging in your communities and with society more broadly. [Read more…]
At COMPASS, in addition to valuing scientists, connections, engagement, generosity, the environment, and working hard, we also value passion and balance. Because the pace and pulse of our work often reflects the pace of the academic and political calendars, August provides a chance for many of us to catch our breath. The blog will be taking a break too, and will be back after Labor Day! [Read more…]
Holiday cheers to all of you! We hope that you and yours are taking time to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate this holiday season. We are taking a breath and a break; we’ll be back in 2016. [Read more…]
We here on the COMPASS team are appreciative of so much: our impactful work, all of you scientists that are eager to engage and anxious to get out in the world, our wonderful teammates, our supporters and donors, the journalists and policymakers who are willing to meet with scientists we connect to them (and the hard questions you ask scientists!), and the whole community of folks working to help connect scientists to society.
We’ll be taking a break from the COMPASS blog this week so that we can appreciate the other great things in our lives that fuel us – our friends, our families, our pets – and we hope you have a great, reflective and restful holiday too! [Read more…]
The sun is shining, gardens are overflowing, kids and members of Congress are frolicking on lawns– it must be summer! From our post as a boundary organization (with a foot in the camps of multiple professional cultures), we can see other signs that the season is in high gear, including scientists with lighter (or no) teaching loads, researchers finally able to get out in the field, and most of DC preparing to go on recess. The worlds around us are slowing down a bit; here at COMPASS we’re going to slow down a bit too.
Our blog is sipping some hot chocolate, relaxing, and enjoying the festive season. We hope you are doing the same. We’ll be back on January 13. Wishing you the best this holiday season! [Read more…]
We are taking a break from the blog this week to attend COMPASS’ annual board and staff retreat. As a distributed organization, we highly value the time we can spend together, face to face. This week we’re in Portland, Oregon to reflect on the last fifteen years of our work, take stock of our evolution, and look ahead to see how COMPASS can continue to connect science to conversations that matter. We are also welcoming four new staff members who we look forward to introducing through this blog in coming weeks. See you next week!