In the 2020, we saw record highs for voter turnout across the board, including youth turnout. The Science Rising Challenge is an invitation to everyone (students, scientists, and all community members) to keep that momentum going. Whether you’re new to civic engagement or a seasoned activist, this challenge is for you.
To complete the challenge, you must first ensure that you’re registered to vote if eligible.
Then complete any ONE of the following activities:
- Bring democracy into the (virtual) classroom
- Train your brain: Take an online skills training
- Organize an online activity or event
- Elevate your voice: Write an op-ed
- Engage with a policymaker
Note that you must have completed the activity after learning about the Science Rising Challenge. And remember, even if you aren’t eligible to vote, you can still meaningfully participate in our democracy and complete the Science Rising Challenge.
Whether it’s educating your peers, inspiring others, or completing any one of the challenges above, there are many ways for you to have an impact.
Once you’ve completed the challenge
Let us know! We’ll send you a special Science Rising Challenge button to recognize your accomplishment and your participation in our democracy.
About the Science Rising Challenge
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and the Union of Concerned Scientists are the lead organizing partners for the Science Rising Challenge. For more information or questions about the challenge, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.