Making the complex compelling

We teach high schoolers science communication skills and about careers bridging STEM and society.

Translate tough but important STEM topics to non-experts

Pollution. Cybersecurity. Healthcare costs. Today's most pressing issues all involve STEM, but matter to people far beyond science and engineering. Understanding scientific thinking has become crucial, but not everyone needs (or wants) to be a scientist. That's where science communication—explaining complex topics in engaging, accessible ways to diverse audiences—comes in.

High School Workshop

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Building 3 / Saturday, December 8, 2018

Whether you're passionate about biology or filmmaking, math or creative writing, you're welcome to join us! At our biannual workshops, we help 40-50 high schoolers (from any school) create their own science communication works.

Learn how to communicate big ideas to diverse audiences using different platforms, including articles, videos/animations, interactive webpages, and illustrations. You'll make new friends and receive one-on-one feedback and guidance from experts from MIT, Harvard, STAT News, and more!

Call for Workshop Leaders & Volunteers

We need experts to teach hands-on sessions involving creating and revising works that express STEM topics in engaging, accessible ways. If you have a skill in any form of media or a unique perspective on science communication, let us know!

Individualized feedback and engagement is amazing, but with only one workshop leader and many students, it's tough to achieve. That's why we're encouraging people (undergraduate-age and beyond) to volunteer to help workshop leaders guide students on a more personalized level, among other tasks.

Support opportunities for youth in science communication

Thousands of programs bring STEM to high school students, but few, if any, focus on science communication and developing interdisciplinary perspectives. Teens with diverse interests often don’t know how to combine them in college and careers. We’re here to change that—and share our experiences with the broader science communication world.

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Science & Us in the Community

Our team members have been invited to ComSciCon (national science communication workshop for and by graduate students) and Science Media Awards and Summit in the Hub 2018 (SMASH18), in both cases as unprecedented high school participants.

Our presentation proposal for Science Talk, a science communication conference in Portland, recently got selected as a finalist! If you're interested, please vote for our session to be included!

Vote for our Science Talk proposal