The 10-day Cambridge Science Festival in April consisted of over 200 events designed to make science accessible, engaging, and fun for folks in our community.
The energy level was super high on April 14 at the Science Carnival and Robot Zoo when BosLab joined numerous other biotech, academic, and engineering organizations to introduce, teach, and discuss various scientific topics with members of the Greater Boston community. Jennifer Clifford and Wendy Pouliot organized a hands-on activity for children: learning about DNA and extracting it themselves from strawberries! Kids and their families just loved it! Engaging in open dialogue with so many people in our area was a very meaningful experience. We got some great help, too: homosapiens Nina Friedman, Lada Scheyva, Alessandra Suuberg, and Chinmoyee Karmaker, and John Bruce truly made this event a huge success!
Wendy and Jennifer, ready to greet some visitors at the Science Carnival and Robot Zoo.
On April 18, BosLab hosted a special open house for the Cambridge Science Festival at our lab space near Davis Square in Somerville. We had over 25 new guests visit our space, including several high school students with their parents. BosLab members really enjoyed answering questions about the lab, research projects, and outreach efforts. It was encouraging to meet these aspiring young scientists!
A special thanks to all of the organizers of Cambridge Science Festival, and especially to MaryCat Chaiken and Jesse Billingham of MIT who answered all of our questions and helped make the BosLab debut at CSF a successful one. See you next year!