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Science ATL Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building an equitable community of science lovers.

Founded in 2014 by Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Metro Atlanta Chamber, the organization produces the annual Atlanta Science Festival which has brought science programming to more than 250,000 people in the metro Atlanta region. The two-week Festival celebrates local science and technology every March, and culminates in the Exploration Expo, Atlanta’s biggest interactive family science event. Building on the success of the Festival, Science ATL now offers year-round engagement through a series of programming and partnership-building initiatives.

Science ATL connects community members with public science events and opportunities happening all year-round, creating a community of lifelong learners who value the role science plays in improving our daily lives by integrating science into culture, supporting the pipeline of young people pursuing careers in STEM, and facilitating collaboration amongst city institutions. Our portfolio of programs and events include a community science events calendar, a STEM leadership program for middle and high school students, a school partnership program, a science communications fellowship program, a family activity passport, and more!

Support Science ATL and join us in building an equitable community of science lovers!

Atlanta Science Festival

Sponsorship Details

Explore our Annual Report to learn about our community impact last year and then review our Sponsor Update to learn about our plans for the coming year. We are happy to customize a sponsorship package that best fits your community engagement goals. For more information, please contact Jordan Rose at [email protected] or 770-322-4992.

Science ATL Inc. is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.

Why Support Science ATL?

Your philanthropic support will help us to nurture our existing community of science enthusiasts and grow a new generation who recognizes themselves as lifelong science learners with an awareness that they know about, use and contribute to science in their daily lives. Not bound by the walls of a school or museum, Science ATL works to infuse science into familiar and unexpected places to broaden the availability and relatability of science, technology, engineering and math subjects for all Atlantans.

Broadening Access

Science ATL is broadening access to STEM learning and careers. A primary example is our largest initiative the Atlanta Science Festival. For the past five years, we’ve drawn an audience that closely matches the racial/ethnic diversity in metro Atlanta, is 60% female, and comes from 300+ unique zip codes throughout Georgia. More than two-thirds of our Festival events are free. And, we provide bus vouchers to schools and groups serving economically disadvantaged students to attend events including the Festival’s Exploration Expo.

Support for Science ATL helps to extend, enhance and supplement STEM learning opportunities across Atlanta. Having served nearly 200,000 people at our events and programs over the last six years, we have seen and heard first-hand how access to engaging science programming inspires youth and adults – particularly those from under-represented backgrounds. We have witnessed how interactions between scientists and non-scientists reverse stereotypes about STEM professionals, and galvanize students and adults from diverse backgrounds to consider a STEM career. We have seen how exposure to the central role STEM subjects play in our daily lives helps broaden career possibilities and influence choices that determine the health and prosperity of individuals, families, and communities. To read more about our community impact, explore our latest Annual Report.

Public Engagement

Sponsors can help shape science learning throughout our community and develop our workforce in STEM-related fields by engaging with the public in a range of events, programs and activities throughout the year. We can work with your team to identify opportunities for employee engagement in the community, including best practices for engaging, hands-on programming that calls attention to the role of science and technology in your products and services.

Brand Exposure

A primary goal of Science ATL is to showcase the many science-, technology-, engineering-, and mathematics-related contributions and learning/career opportunities already available through your organization. With a strong social media following (nearly 30,000 followers) and public relations activity (234 media hits in 2019), we are well positioned to share all that your organization is doing to enhance science literacy, education, and STEM workforce development in our region.

Strengthening Talent

Science ATL is committed to advancing the existing scientific research community by offering programming and consulting services aimed to better equip researchers to communicate and engage with public audiences. One of the obstacles to increasing science literacy is the lack of focus on scientists’ skills and opportunities to share new research and innovation with public audiences. Science ATL staff helps bridge this communication and programming gap, which too often alienates audiences and reinforces the barriers to entry for both youth and adults.

Founded by: Emory University Georgia Institute of Technology Metro Atlanta Chamber

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