Share your expertise, creativity, and devices at the AAAS Pacific Division’s Second Annual SCIENTIFIC MAKER EXHIBIT at the Pacific Division’s annual meeting, Waimea (on the Big Island of Hawaii) June 19-23, 2017

It is more feasible to create your own lab equipment than ever before with the advent of 3D printing, low-cost Arduino sensors and other “maker” technologies. It is also possible to have citizen scientist collaborators who cannot only take data for you, but follow open-source plans to create their own equipment. Are you one of the pathfinders that has actually done this? If so, please consider bringing your creation to Waimea for the AAAS Pacific Division’s second Scientific Maker Exhibit. Group exhibits are welcome. Objects that are the subject of work in progress or recent crowdfunding campaigns or equivalent open-source projects are encouraged.

This exhibit area is a “third type” of presentation – not a poster, not a talk, but a chance to show off 3D prints, equipment, etc. There is no provision for hanging a poster at the exhibit – just plan on flat table space and anything you want to put up on a table. To apply for a separate poster or oral presentation, use the process described at

There is no charge for space in this exhibit, but all participants must register for the meeting. Note that display space is limited and acceptance of objects for display will be determined solely by the staff and/or representatives of AAAS, Pacific Division based on quality and scientific merit of the proposed display. Participants take sole responsibility for the safety of their displays. The deadline for submission of an application is 23 April, 2017.

To apply, fill out the google form at

Questions? Use our contact page.


  1. Everyone whose object is accepted for this maker exhibit may need to have a Release of Liability form filled out, signed, and on file with the AAAS, Pacific Division prior to the start of the meeting, at the discretion of the AAAS, Pacific Division.
  2. All objects are subject to a safety inspection at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the Exhibit. Staff of the AAAS, Pacific Division and/or staff of the host institution retain the right to remove from the exhibit at any time any object that fails the safety inspection or is deemed unsafe or a danger in any way to people or the physical  plant or participants.