Adam Bly Joins Society for Science & the Public Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, DC – The Society for Science & the Public is excited to announce that Adam Bly, Founder and CEO of System, has joined the Society’s Board of Trustees. System is a new Public Benefit Corporation reinventing how we organize and discover data and knowledge. Before founding System, Bly led data at Spotify following their acquisition of Seed Scientific, the data science company he founded. Bly competed in the International Science and Engineering Fair in 1998.

“I am pleased to welcome Adam to our Board,” said Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News. “Adam is a global technology and science leader, and we look forward to his insights as a member of the Board of Trustees.”

Bly began his career at the National Research Council Canada and left the lab to launch the popular science magazine, Seed. For his efforts to advance the public’s understanding of science, Bly was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.

Bly is also a member of the Society’s National Leadership Council (NLC) and will serve as a liaison between the two groups. The NLC is composed of Society for Science & the Public alumni leaders, focused on promoting the Society’s goals and the achievements of its alumni.

A devoted advocate of science, Bly was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a Visiting Senior Fellow in Science, Technology & Society at Harvard Kennedy School, and he has been an advisor at the United Nations.

“Science fairs profoundly shaped my life and career. Growing up, I competed in 20 or so science fairs around the world. They helped me cultivate my nascent passion for science and taught me how to communicate science effectively to scientists and non-scientists alike, a skill that overwhelmingly impacted my career,” said Bly. “Today, I advocate for science fairs every chance I get. At a time when it is absolutely critical that we restore science to its rightful place in society, engaging and serving all of society, I am honored to join the Board of Trustees of the Society for Science & the Public to help steward a bright future for this important organization.”

In his youth, Bly competed in more than 20 science fairs and won Best of Category in Biochemistry at Intel ISEF 1998. Born in Montreal, Bly attended McGill University.

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