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Our Mission

Our mission is to increase scientific enthusiasm, understanding, and legislative value in the Milwaukee area. We strive to engage the community in evidence-based programs, promote awareness of local scientific affairs, and collaborate with diverse partners to positively influence public opinion in the areas of science education, public health, and sustainability.

Our Story

MASA was created by a group of science enthusiasts who came together in 2017 to plan Milwaukee’s March for Science. The event, held on April 22, 2017, attracted hundreds of volunteers and drew thousands of citizens to downtown Milwaukee where they marched to demonstrate their excitement, enthusiasm, and commitment to science. We recognized that the desire for community engagement in science in the Milwaukee area was overwhelming and used this momentum to launch MASA.

Learn more about how MASA began from MASA’s President, Nora Sadik – The March for Science to the Milwaukee Area Science Advocates.

Our Programs

Since June 2017, MASA has been working to increase community engagement in science education, public health, and sustainability through the following programs:

  • The Urban Garden Project empowers urban communities to sustainably grow their own food and make food choices that benefit their health and the environment.

  • The Science Alive program provides hands-on, science-based experiences for schools, community centers, and public venues.

  • The Unleaded program increases awareness about lead in our environment and works to reduce lead exposure through lead education, sharing community resources, and collaborating with community partners.

  • Our MASA Publication Channel educates the public about relevant scientific issues, connects people to the scientific world, and inspires readers to take action. Read our latest articles here!

  • Our MASA Ambassadors encourage scientific discussion and enthusiasm by engaging, connecting, and building relationships within our community. Get involved here!

Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are the life and energy of MASA. They create meaningful platforms for engagement, get out into the community, support our infrastructure, and everything in between! We’re a friendly group of scientists and science enthusiasts and always looking for motivated people that are willing to give their time and energy in support of science in our community. If you’d like to join our team, head over to the Get Involved page to sign up!

Join us at our next monthly MASA Community Meeting at Full of Beans Cafe! We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-9pm.

Meet the Board of Directors

Meet just a few of the extremely hard working people that keep this organization running:

Nora Sadik

President, Director, and Co-Founder

Adrienne Berlin


Brandon Gross


Hannah Miller

Director and Co-Founder

Keith Bankert


Mandi McAlister

Director and Co-Founder

Lyndsey Conrad


If you’d like to join our team, head over to the Get Involved page to sign up!

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