I wanted to let you know about a science outreach event I am participating in called Science-A-Thon (link). Science-A-Thon is a social media event to showcase the many different people and activities involved in science, and it is the largest annual fundraiser for the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN; link: https://eswnonline.org). ESWN is an international organization supporting women in science, from professional development (link) to combating sexual harassment (link), to programs for college students (link).
Science-A-Thon will showcase what a “day of science” looks like, with participants posting 12 photos over 12 hours during the week of October 15-19, 2018. You can see all the 200+ participating scientists on the official website (link) or by following the official Twitter feed @science_a_thon. Each day has a different theme — Oct 15th: #SciComm; 16th: BioMed; 17th: SciPolicy; Thursday the 18th: Earth (this is my day!); 19th: “Rewind.”
As mentioned, Science-A-Thon is the largest fundraising event for ESWN. This year’s goal is to raise $75,000. Even super-stars like the president of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Marcia McNutt, will be joining the effort. So, it’s pretty exciting! My goal is to raise $500 toward this campaign. Please join me in championing this cause to help support future generations on scientists. Your contributions really make a difference! My Campaign Page: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/science-a-thon-2018/elizabetherickson11
You can also follow my “Day of Science” on October 18 on Instagram @SchemertheDreamer, on my blog (https://elizabeth-erickson.com/blog), and on Facebook under Elizabeth Erickson. I will be sharing photos from my day, writing a little about my science and life as a scientist, and posting updates from the campaign.
Join me on October 18, 2018 for this STEM-wide initiative to empower scientists, promote scientists as role models, and build on-ramps for students to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)!