Science and Us

High schoolers: Create a science art project you're proud of, in a day of fun, free food, and prizes.

January 25, 2020 @ MIT Stata Center

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The Science and Us Makeathon is an event where 50 high schoolers will come together to make projects about science-related topics. This time, we're focusing on science art.

We'll provide workshops, mentors, free food, and some project materials. At the end of the day, you'll share your project with judges and other attendees to win prizes.


How much does this cost?

Nothing! Registration and attendance are 100% free, with meals, drinks, swag, & workshops included.

Who can participate?

Any student in grades 9-12. If you're above/below that age, send us a chat (in the corner) or email us and we'll see what we can do.

What projects can I make?

Any art project—drawings, photography, graphics, stop motion animation, crafts, etc—that explains, communicates, or relates to a science topic is allowed. We'll have lots of examples at the event to inspire you!

What if I don't know much science?

That's totally fine! We'll have snippets of science news to help you explore topics, as well as mentors who are scientists. Also, our definition of science is pretty broad!

What if I don't know how to make art?

No worries! We'll have hands-on workshops to get you started in different mediums of art. We're also looking for creativity, effort, and accuracy and clarity of your science.

Can I learn about STEM at the Makeathon?

Although we hope you learn something new, the Makeathon isn't focused on teaching STEM subjects.

Can parents attend?

This is a student-only event from check-in and onwards. We're grateful for your parents' support of our program!

When and where is the event?

The Makeathon is on Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9am-5pm at the MIT Stata Center, also known as Building 32 (or the weird-looking one). Directions and a map are available at

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About Science and Us

We're a student-led nonprofit that runs events and creates online resources to help high schoolers learn science communication, a field that bridges science with the public.

We know what it's like to feel intimidated by science, or to love science but have no other like-minded people around you. We believe that science communication is key to building a culture where we can be fully ourselves, and be better equipped to collaborate and solve the world's pressing problems.

Founded in February 2018, we've held events at Boston University, Harvard University, and MIT, and have invited 30+ panelists and workshop leaders who are policymakers, podcast producers, professors, comic book illustrators, space librarians, journalists, and more.

We've been featured in The Boston Globe and local news. We've presented at Science Talk, [email protected], the Global Community Bio Summit, and HUBweek.

Fiscally sponsored by The Hack Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 81-2908499).

Want to get in touch? Send us a chat (in the corner) or email us.

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