Nothing! Registration and attendance are 100% free, with meals, drinks, swag, & workshops included.
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.
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!
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!
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.
This is a student-only event from check-in and onwards. We're grateful for your parents' support of our program!
The Makeathon is organized by high school and college students, sponsored by an international nonprofit called Hack Club. It's fully supervised by adult mentors.
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.
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.