Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.

Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.

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October 2018

Tennessee STEAM Festival

October 12 - October 21
Tennessee TN United States + Google Map

The inaugural Tennessee STEAM Festival inaugurated in 2017, and is coming back in 2018 even bigger than before.

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Science-a-thon 2018

October 15 - October 19

Science-a-thon is a five day celebration of science and scientists - from the lab to the field, from learning to teaching, from routine tasks to major discoveries!

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Diversity Challenge 2018, Making Race and Culture Work in the STEM Era: Bringing All People to the Forefront

October 19 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 7:00 pm
Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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Join an interdisciplinary forum in which researchers, practitioners, educators, government officials, and social activists explore a variety of perspectives and issues and interact with each other while addressing mutual concerns related to race, ethnic culture, and STEM defined in various ways.

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Get Out the Vote for Yes on 1631 in Washington State

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hill N’ Dale Park, 502 E. Jay Ave
Spokane, WA 99218 United States
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This November Washington voters have a chance to do something no one has done before—pass an initiative to charge the state's biggest polluters, and invest in cleaner, more climate-resilient communities.

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Women, Wonder, and White Matter: Women Neuroscientists Share Their Stories

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3901 Shaw Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63110 United States + Google Map

Please join the St. Louis Pod of 500 Women Scientists as we screen the Emmy nominated film, "My Love Affair With the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond." Dr. Diamond was one of the founders of modern neuroscience and her team was the first to find evidence of plasticity in the brain. Her engaging YouTube anatomy lectures have over 4.6 million views. This documentary highlights Dr. Diamond's 60 year career researching the human brain, an endeavor she…

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Bipartisan Science Policy Forum

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave.
Franklin, TN 37064 United States
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Join US House and State House Candidates for a discussion including climate change, technology, and healthcare policy. This will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to gauge the positions held by candidates campaigning during the 2018 midterms on key scientific issues.

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Wonder & Skepticism: What’s my age again?

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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This month at Wonder & Skepticism, a monthly science outreach event at the Empty Bottle, we present "What's my age again?" We will hear from two presenters: Bridget McGann and Sylvia Ortega-Martinez. Bridget will talk about her research on the science of parenting and how it impacts development and Sylvia will discuss her research on neurogenesis and Alzheimer's. Through this lens of development and degeneration, we hope to gain some insights into how our brains mature and age.

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Tidal Town Hall – Sarasota

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3975 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34232 United States + Google Map

This Tidal Town Hall event is an opportunity to hear about Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that voters may make an informed choice at the polls.

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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: Stand up for Science

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for the final Science Rising twitter chat on Tuesday, October 30th (one week before the midterms) at 2pm ET/11am PT. We all need to stand up for science. All of us—not just scientists but also educators, business people, and other concerned individuals—need to speak out when science is ignored, manipulated, or censored. Such actions undermine our democracy, inhibit progress, increase inequity, and lead to decisions that endanger our health and safety. The scientific community can and should foster a…

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November 2018

The Complex Relationship Between Climate Change Beliefs and Sustainable Behavior

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room), University of Washington WA 98195 United States + Google Map

Please join UW Dept of PoliSci for a talk and discussion with Neil Lewis, Jr., Assistant Professor of Communication and Social Behavior at Cornell University.

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Women in Science & Entrepreneurship (WISE) St. Louis

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Union Station, 1820 Market St
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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The 2018 WISE Statewide Conference is an ambitious event with three panel discussions and featuring twenty women leaders succeeding in science, medicine, business, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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Get Out the Vote for Yes on 1631 in Washington State

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Yes on 1631 Campaign Office, 4347 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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This November Washington voters have a chance to do something no one has done before—pass an initiative to charge the state's biggest polluters, and invest in cleaner, more climate-resilient communities.

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Get Out the Vote for Yes on 1631 in Washington State

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This November Washington voters have a chance to do something no one has done before—pass an initiative to charge the state's biggest polluters, and invest in cleaner, more climate-resilient communities.

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2nd Annual Science Policy Symposium

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Greenberg Building, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Ave
New York, 10065 United States
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The National Science Policy Network and the student group Science and Education Policy Association are hosting the annual NSPN science policy symposium, a daylong event focused on bringing together early career scientists with an interest science policy, advocacy and diplomacy.

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