Participate in Science-A-Thon
Join us as we celebrate this worldwide social media event that showcases a wide range of STEM careers and breaks the stigma around what a scientist looks like. You must be 18 years or older to register.
Your contribution supports the infrastructure, outreach, and impact of Science-A-Thon. Science-A-Thon is an outreach event of the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to uplifting the scientists of today and welcoming the scientists of tomorrow. In support of this high-impact organization, 10% of your donation will fund the broader mission of ESWN.
How To Post Your #DayOfScience
Science-A-Thon began as a small email list for young scientists to connect with, listen to, and inspire each other. This movement has since taken off on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to become an annual celebration of STEM around the world. Twitter's user-friendly platform engages the most participants, with Science-A-Thon-related posts receiving over 3 million impressions every year.
The classic way to share your science is to choose one day during the week of Science-A-Thon (the third week of October) and share 12 photos over 12 hours during that day, including the hashtags #dayofscience and/or #scienceathon in each post. However, participants are encouraged to engage in whatever way fits their goals and schedule — whether that means sharing 12 photos over 12 hours, sharing a few photos a day throughout the week, or sharing lots of photos in a single day.
What Does a #DayOfScience Look Like?
There's no wrong way to celebrate science, but to make sure you get the most out of your day, we consulted the expert on all things Science-A-Thon — our Founder and Chair, Tracey Holloway!
As a professor, researcher, mother, and avid science communicator, Tracey created this five-day social media marathon of STEM to share a day-in-the-life of scientists all around the world. This event is meant to redefine what a scientist looks like by sharing moments throughout their day, from morning cups of coffee to evening walks with the dog.
Below is a typical #dayofscience for Tracey Holloway:
October 17, 2019 — 9:19am CDT
Off to start my #dayofscience! Hubby and doggy to help me get out the door... today will have lots to do! I ❤️#scienceathon
October 17, 2019 — 10:02am CDT
Just arrived at #uwmadison office — great to see Clara (the voice of #scienceathon #twitter) in the break room. Our lab SAGE was founded by the guy pictured in the background... can anyone guess who that is?
October 17, 2019 — 12:34pm CDT
Just finished teaching my class, Introduction to #airquality — today we took our first foray into the #chemistry of the #stratosphere #dayofscience #scienceathon
October 17, 2019 — 1:19pm CDT
Back in my office to check email and update a paper before my next meeting! #dayofscience #scienceathon
October 17, 2019 — 2:20pm CDT
My #dayofscience continues with a great visit from @RachelLicker of @UCSUSA (and her cute mini-human!)
Rachel was a former student here at SAGE + we both look at #climate/#health/#energy + we both volunteered for #ESWN and #scienceathon — lots to talk about!
October 17, 2019 — 2:32pm CDT
In my office alone... but still in a meeting! Joining a telecon for #NASA_HAQAST — examining ways to align satellite data with #airquality and #health.
I lead this exciting team for #NASA — you can learn more at haqast.org!
Volunteer with Science-A-Thon
Do you love science? We do too! Our team would love to work with you to make Science-A-Thon 2021 the best celebration of science yet. By volunteering with Science-A-Thon, you can share your talents in communication and outreach or develop new skills as part of a vibrant team. Help us celebrate the many faces of science and promote STEM as fun, valuable, and accessible to all.
This year, Science-A-Thon is inviting volunteers to assist on two committees:
The Communications Committee is the voice of Science-A-Thon, keeping our participants and followers up-to-date on the latest Science-A-Thon news through social media and our upcoming online magazine, The Stem.
The Outreach Committee is focused on supporting current participants, sponsors, and partners of Science-A-Thon as well as making connections with new participants and organizations.
All levels of experience are welcome to support our year-round activities. We’ll do our best to make your time impactful and enjoyable, connecting you with high-priority projects that fit your interests. Please complete and submit the application below to indicate your interest in becoming a Science-A-Thon volunteer.