Take curiosity to a new level! The Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering and math. Over the past 5 years, the CSF has grown to the point where today we engage 50,000 people with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through more than 100 different activities and events over 10 days each spring.
Have you tried 3-D printing? Played chess with a robot and human-sized chess pieces? The eighth annual Cambridge Science Festival is ten days and nights of engaging science, technology, engineering, art, and math events and it’s happening right now. More than 150 different activities—from the Science of Archery to the Science of the Modern Cocktail – are designed for different audiences, from young kids to well-educated adults, and many are free. If you like robots, check out crash-happy flying robots, underwater robots, and autonomous fighting robots. Learn about web development for girls and moms, science you can eat, and musical prosthetics.
A multifaceted, multicultural event held every spring; the festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, while highlighting the impact of science on all our lives.
The festival’s founding collaborators are MIT, Harvard University, City of Cambridge, and Museum of Science, Boston. Generous sponsors include MIT, Biogen Idec Foundation, Pfizer, City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, EMD Serono, MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Fellowships, National Science Foundation, Alnylam, Elsevier, Genzyme and Sanofi Boston R&D Hub, Harvard University, Microsoft, Takeda, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Cambridge Community Foundation, Amgen, Boston University, Bright Horizons, Draper Laboratory, Google, IBM, MIT Lincoln Labs, Nautilus, Alexandria Real Estate, British School of Boston, American Elements, Prime Motor Group, and MathWorks.