Posted May 04, 2009
When a good friend and running partner asked Barry Logan to be involved in a new project at Curtis Memorial Library that would make science accessible to children and adults in midcoast Maine, Barry jumped at the chance. Thus was born his engagement with Cornerstones of Science, a grassroots program started in Brunswick that encourages reading and community involvement in current issues—all related to science. The outcomes? Deeper community engagement with science. More-informed citizens. Inspired children. A firmer place for great science books among those considered "classics."
Presently Barry is coordinating a nine-week discussion series on the role of contemporary genetics in society as part of a community read of the book The World’s Strongest Boy. Next up for the organization? Spreading the success of the program across the United States, and perhaps internationally. Barry is currently a faculty fellow at the McKeen Center for the Common Good.
“Once involved, I saw Cornerstones of Science as a superb vehicle for using my expertise to express my commitment to community. What's more, good things often come simply by being involved in programs that allow us to work among friends we respect!”