Science and Us

Expo

A showcase of creative projects that make big, complex ideas clear & engaging. All made by students.

April 22, 2020 3-5pm @ MIT Koch Institute

Event Canceled

Update: The Science and Us Expo has been canceled in response to COVID-19.

From interactive websites to YouTube videos, there are lots of ways to talk about technical topics with the public. The Science and Us Expo is a showcase of creative (and even unconventional!) science communication projects, made by students from high school to grad school.

Call for Student Projects

If you [have made / are making / want to make] a science communication project, we'd love to meet you. What counts as a project? We're flexible on both the format and topic! Some possible mediums are videos and animations, infographics, physical models and hardware, websites, comics, and social media projects. Basically, the only guidelines are that you take a creative, effective approach to illuminating a complicated topic!

Share your work with the world

Showcase your project during the Cambridge Science Festival at a stunning scientific imagery gallery and inspire visitors of all ages!

Get feedback & guidance

Whether you're polishing a completed project or starting from scratch, our team can provide as much or as little resources and guidance for you and your project as you want.

Meet other science communicators & students

This is your opportunity to be part of a new type of "science fair"β€”one full of creative, interdisciplinary students working on science communication.

Submissions Closed

Want to visit the expo? Just swing by the Koch Institute (3 minutes from the Kendall/MIT T stop) on Wednesday, April 22, between 3 and 5pm. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for updates!

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.

Makeathons

We hold events for high school students to create science communication projects over the course of a day. Invited experts run hands-on workshops like cartoon illustration, podcasting, and stop motion animation. Students meet and chat with awesome people from science journalism, museum exhibit design, climate policy, and beyond.

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.