The Students for Science started as the Science Teens - the youth outreach arm of the March for Science. When the March for Science first went viral, hundreds of young people wrote in to express their concerns for the future and volunteer their time to help. Some said they were worried about being able to pursue their own dreams as scientists. Others worried that without action, we would have no future. One wanted to advocate for space travel because he was a Trekkie. Over the course of three months, the Science Teens united as a passionate group of almost 20 young people ranging in age from 14-30, dedicated to involving younger generations in science advocacy.

After speaking at the Washington D.C. March in 2017, the students immediately gathered together for a “what’s next” phone call. The Science Teens became the Students for Science and got to work.