Applicants to the GOSH Ambassador Program & Selection Process Details

Hi GOSH Community,

The application call for the GOSH Ambassador Program closed on June 15. We thank all the applicants who expressed interest in becoming GOSH Ambassadors. Of the 24 applications received, only 10 will be selected to serve for one year.

In the spirit of transparency, we are sharing the selection process details and the list of all applicants to the program below.

The selection process:

  1. Applications close, and the names and affiliations of all applicants are published on the GOSH Forum.
  2. The review committee (Appointed by the Ambassador WG) reviews the applications and shortlists 10 candidates.
  3. The shortlisted candidates are sent to the GOSH Council.
  4. The GOSH Council reviews and approves the shortlist.
  5. The shortlist is published on the Forum. If there are no objections from the community during step 1, the ambassadors are confirmed.

List of applicants to the GOSH Ambassador Program

  • Alejandro Carrillo G√≥mez, Fablab Yucat√°n; Center of Geospatial Information Research (CentroGeo); Proyecto PITAHAYA.
  • Amarthya Shree Nagendrapandian, Academic Decathlon; Neuroscience Club; Discovery Research Club; Tamil School; EmpowerKids; EquiCare; YouthSciHealth; WISER; NJIT; Pfizer
  • Anthony Chang, YMCA; Meet Up Formosa Emory University; Yang Ming Chiao Tung University; WeGo High School; KueiShan High Schools
  • Antonio Celso Cavalieri Lins de Souza, Node PoA-SP reGOSH; Composters Network; Brazilian Association of Composting (ABCompostagem); Boitat√°; RedBioLac Idea VerdeAm√©rica (Praia Grande/Baixada Santista/SP); Articula√ß√£o dos Povos e Organiza√ß√Ķes Ind√≠genas do Nordeste, Minas Gerais e Esp√≠rito Santo (APOINME): Coordination of Indigenous Peoples and Organizations of the Northeast; Minas Gerais and Esp√≠rito Santo (APOINME)
  • Aurora Adwubi Agyemang, Kumasi Hive; AfricaOSH; Hive Biolab; iGEM
  • Bakary Njie, Center for Open Science; ASAPbio; Africa Reproducibility Network (AREN); Medical Research Council The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Bridget Kyalo, Dairy farmers around Kiambu region
  • Brouhane-Dine IDRISSOU, IKHONO
  • Byron Tarabata, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya; Tekne-media
  • Chun Lin; NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE); Usher Institute; University of Edinburgh (UoE); Centre for Medical Informatics at the Usher Institute.
  • Dauda Mustapha, Africa OSH, MakeLab ACity, Global Innovation Gathering
  • Derek W. Ren, Fulbright Scholar; UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Makerspace; Project Leader and Technician The Undergraduate Research in Natural and Clinical Science and Technology Journal; UCLA Life Science Student Association; UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal; UCLA Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Association
  • Ebuka Ezeike, AfricaOSH
  • Gift Laura Obanda; Pint of Science; ACUMEN;
  • Jos√© Rogelio Fung Corro, Instituto de Investigaci√≥n y Estudios Econ√≥micos y Social
  • JOSEPH PETER, Community Reading Association (CORA); AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MICROBIOLOGY(ASM) KILIMANJARO CLINICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE; African Youth AMR Forum 1.0; International Pharmaceutical Student‚Äôs Federation
  • Luis Zerme√Īo Escobedo
  • Martin Oloo, Africa OSH; Africa Makerspace Network; Global Innovation Gathering; Global Kids Day; Association of Countrywide Innovation Hubs
  • Mbunzama Narcisse, Digital Security Group, Africa OSH
  • Ratiranjan Senapati, IndOSH (GOSH community from India)
  • Raziah Quallatein Mwawanga, eLife Ambassadors; Pre Preview, Climate Journal Club, Researchers and Scholars Hub, Diaspora Community, African Science Network International Association of Women in Radio and Television; East African Editors Guild
  • Samuel Boadu Duah, AfricaOSH
  • Sergio Felipe Galindo-G√≥mez; El Minuto de Dios; Engineers Without Borders Colombia.
  • Tobias Wenzel, Pontificia Universidad Cat√≥lica de Chile; LIBRE hub; reGOSH; Bioimaging Latin America (LABI); ReClone; Bioimaging North America - Builders Workgroup; Journal of Open Hardware

The ambassadors are our representatives, and we encourage the community to remain engaged and supportive of this program and the ambassadors. However, if you would like to raise any issues regarding the list of applicants, you can email the Ambassador Program Working Group and GOSH Community Council.

We welcome feedback from the community at any stage of this process.

Many thanks,
Ambassador Program Working Group

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Thanks for sharing this - it’s a nice list.

I would like to add that the affiliations listed next to the names are initiatives that we have a link to - one of the questions in the application form. In my case, I only currently represent one of them - the LIBRE hub project ( Latin American Hub for Bioimaging Through Open Hardware -

For additional transparency, here some detail on the different initiatives:

  • Pontificia Universidad Cat√≥lica de Chile - my employer and where my research lab and team is based.
  • reGOSH - as a proxy for the Latin American Open Hardware community - interactions limited to non-formalised in person meetings and the GOSH forum
  • Bioimaging Latin America (LABI) - member and pushing for Open Hardware within the network of Latin American bioimaging scientists.
  • Bioimaging North America, Builders Workgroup - member, connecting the Open Hardware crowd with the microscope builder crowd.
  • Journal of Open Hardware - Co-founder, former editor in chief, currently normal participating editor.
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