BiteScis was conceived of by a group of scientists and communicators who met through ComSciCon. ComSciCon began in 2013 and is a series of communicating science workshops organized by graduate students for graduate students. In addition to their national workshop, the community has expanded to include local franchises across the country. Over the several years, the BiteScis organizers have hosted a Saturday K–12 session at the ComSciCon National workshops before expanding to host their own programming. Based on research and national STEM performance, we saw a need to unite educators and researchers as equal partners in the quest to engage and excite students while improving learning outcomes.
Each of our lessons is developed by an educator and researcher partnership and has been tested in classrooms just like yours. The science, while rigorous and cutting-edge, is presented in an accessible, engaging way and strongly tied to curriculum standards.