As some of you may know, New Voices began as a private online community. It had the same mission - to empower early-career researchers to become advocates for research - that we have here in the public spaces today. However, the idea was that some scientists might feel uncomfortable talking about issues in places their advisors might have access too, and that communicating about science and advocating for research were a bit taboo in the scientific community.
As that trend changes, and more and more young scientists are interested in communicating about research to their communities and elected officials, we're breaking out of our shells and going public with the New Voices for research community. First with the blog in December 2008, then with Twitter in March 2010, and now with Facebook in 2011.
We hope you'll become a fan and join us in our quest to become advocates for research!