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Jason   Stoughton

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(703) 292-7063
W 13188
Staff Associate for Science Communications


Jason is a science communicator at the National Science Foundation where he writes stories and other content about discoveries and outcomes produced by NSF-supported research. His work focuses on helping audiences understand the value of fundamental science and how it benefits people and society. Before coming to NSF, he worked in the public affairs office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he did science writing and photography, led internal communications and educational tours, and served as program officer for the "The Last Artifact" documentary film which aired nationally on PBS and internationally on the BBC and other outlets. Prior to NIST, he narrowly escaped a fifteen-year career in the film and television industry where he worked in a variety of roles from creative director to chief coffee fetcher. Jason received several Emmy awards for his work producing and writing educational PSAs for television.

Select articles by Jason Stoughton:

Scientists break through the wall of sleep to the untapped world of dreams (Science Matters, NSF)

The bubble-bursting, causality-revealing awesomeness of randomized controlled trials (Science Matters, NSF)

Moving the needle: Lisa D. Cook on maximizing U.S. innovation through broader participation (Science Matters, NSF)

4 ways science is helping kids lead healthier, happier lives (Science Matters, NSF)

‘The Greatest Auction Ever’ – Q&A with Paul Milgrom, 2020 Nobel laureate (Science Matters, NSF)

The Test of Time: NIST’s Wall of Many Stones (Taking Measure, NIST)

A Massive Bet: The Planck Napkin (Taking Measure, NIST)