People’s Science Fair 2023

 STEM workers imagining better uses for their talents

Save the Date!

The People’s Science Fair

Friday, April 28, Noon to 4 p.m.

Goodell Lawn, UMass Amherst

The People’s Science Fair, organized by Western Mass Science for the People, will showcase diverse efforts by Western Massachusetts residents to harness STEM for social, economic, environmental, and cultural justice. Participants will include campus-based researchers with justice-oriented projects, grassroots organizers whose work involves STEM knowledge, and student activists committed to building a just future. To see a summary of last year’s fair, please visit

Tables will represent a wide range of projects and offer many opportunities for cross-pollination between:

  • sustainable agriculture and farmworker justice
  • demilitarization and climate action
  • community-based medicine and health equity
  • science education, the arts, and social justice
  • labor unions and anti-racist organizing in STEM
  • history, anthropology, and science activism
  • and much more!

If your department or organization would like to co-sponsor, or if you would like to ask about tabling opportunities, please contact Co-sponsors will be listed on our website and on publicity materials. 

Co-Sponsors to Date (many more pending!)

People’s Science Network (of Science for the People)

At UMass Amherst: Department of Afro-American Studies; Anthropology Department; Civic Engagement & Service Learning; Energy Transition Institute; Ethnography Collective @ UMASS Amherst; Graduate Employee Organization; History Department; Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department; Massachusetts Society of Professors; Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics Department Anti-Racism Committee; Political Economy Research Institute; Social Thought & Political Economy Program; Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department; Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department; World Studies Interdisciplinary Project and Mellon Foundation

At Amherst College: Center for Community Engagement

At Hampshire College: Dean of Faculty

At Smith College:  Center for Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability; Department of Environmental Science & Policy; Jandon Center for Community Engagement