Science-A-Thon is a five-day celebration of science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM!), science professionals, science teachers, science journalists, and anyone else who uses science in their day – from the lab to the field, from learning to teaching, from routine tasks to major discoveries! This year's event will take place October 14-18.
Participants will share the ups and downs of a #dayofscience, posting photos on social media of their days including morning routines, work commutes, research instruments, class projects, and after-work fun. Yes, some scientists spend the day in white coats, but many also spend the day climbing mountains, in museums, on ships, working in teams, and much more!
Science-A-Thon is five days long to allow flexibility for participants and broader community engagement. You are welcome to share a few photos a day, lots of photos in a single day, or engage in whatever way fits your goals and schedule.
Each day of the week will have an optional focus based on fields in and around science. Have an idea of a theme you'd like to see? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts with us!
Science-A-Thon raises money for a portfolio of leading organizations that support women’s advancement in STEM. This year, our partner charities are the Earth Science Women's Network, Girls Who Code, and the Society of Women Engineers. Click here for more information about these amazing organizations and their missions to change the world. All donations to Science-A-Thon are fully tax-deductible.
The goal of the Science-A-Thon is to increase visibility of scientists and the important work they do for the public. Everyone is welcome to participate in Science-A-Thon!