Science & Entertainment Exchange

The Science & Entertainment Exchange (The Exchange) is a program of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to create a synergy between accurate science and engaging storylines in both film and TV programming. From a quick fact check to a special briefing, The Exchange provides quick and easy access to experts from all the scientific disciplines. The goal of The Exchange is to use the vehicle of popular entertainment media to deliver sometimes subtle, but nevertheless powerful, messages about science.

Chartered by Congress in 1863 under an Act signed by Abraham Lincoln to provide scientific advice to the nation, the National Academy of Sciences, a private, nonprofit institution, is uniquely positioned to draw on the expertise of thousands of men and women who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields. Relying on the uncommon connections available to the NAS and its partner organizations, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council (collectively known as the National Academies), The Exchange can quickly and easily identify and contact the ideal expert for each consultation.

Website: www.scienceandentertainmentexchange.org

Ann Merchant, Deputy Executive Director
Office of Communications, The National Academies
amerchan@nas.edu
202.334.3117

Rick Loverd, Program Director
The Science & Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences
rloverd@nas.edu
844.NEED.SCI (844.633.3724)

Amy Brown, Program Coordinator
The Science & Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences
aebrown@nas.edu
844.NEED.SCI (844.633.3724)