Colorado Citizens for Science is a nonprofit organization, formed in 2002. It is composed of scientists and interested laypersons, and is loosely modeled after groups in other states that have been formed to support quality science education standards. Our aims are similar to those of the National Center for Science Education. CCFS does not engage in political controversy except as an advocate for science in matters relating to science. CCFS does not address issues of religion, morality or any other aspects of public life or education outside of science. Membership is open to the public.
Statement of Aims
The aims of the Colorado Citizens for Science (CCFS) include promoting a better understanding of science among the public and defending the right of Colorado's science teachers to provide their students with the best science education possible. Science is a process of observation and measurement and the development of theoretical explanations for observed regularities. The validity of any given explanation is based on its ability to accurately account for the data. CCFS will act to oppose the teaching of pseudosciences that pose as science but fail to meet the widely accepted standards of the field.
Board of Directors
Matt Young (President)
Ph.D. Optics, University of Rochester
Senior Lecturer, Physics Department, Colorado School of Mines
Tony Schountz (Vice President)
Ph.D. Biology, Kansas State University
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
University of Northern Colorado
Steve Mahone (Secretary and Treasurer)
B.S. Engineering, University of Colorado
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Leonard K. Ewy
B.A. Anthropology, CSU
Mike Antolin, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Colorado State University
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