2018 Day of Science!

Thank you to everyone who came out on this blustery day to celebrate the second annual March for Science.


Speaker Lineup:

  • Stephanie Gallant – President, Rochester NY March for Science
  • Scott Franklin –  Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Carol Kellogg – Professor Emeritus, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
  • Harry Bronson – Assemblymember, NY 138th District
  • Lovely Warren – Mayor, City of Rochester
  • Bill Moehle – Brighton Town Supervisor
  • Adam McFadden – City Council Vice President and Councilmember, City of Rochester South District
  • Simeon Banister – Vice President of Community Programs, Rochester Area Community Foundation
  • Wendi Heinzelman – Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester


Began at 1:00 PM and lead to the Science Expo at Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604.

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Science Expo

The 2018 Science Expo featured a variety of interactive table presentations, speakers on a range of topics, plus family activities. Whether you are a seasoned scientist, curious adult, or a child of any age, there was plenty of fun activities highlighting the science fields thriving here in the Rochester area.

TED-Style Talks, featuring:

  • Science of Music, University of Rochester Medical Center, Interactive music performance
  • Dr. Roger Easton and Dr. David Messenger, Rochester Institute of Technology: “Reading between the lines – Spectral imaging to create a future for the past”
  • Dr. LaRon Nelson, University of Rochester Medical Center: “AIDS and health disparities”
  • Dr. David Johnson, Genesee Community College: “Evolution – What it is and what it isn’t”
  • Dr. Andre Hudson, Rochester Institute of Technology: “Antibiotic discovery”
  • Sue Staropoli, Pachamama Alliance: “How we can reverse global warming – PROJECT DRAWDOWN!”
  • Dr. Beth Olivares, Dean for Diversity, University of Rochester Arts, Sciences & Engineering: “Diversity in STEM”
  • Dr. Diane Dalecki, Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester: “Advances in Biomedical Engineering”

Interactive Demonstrations, featuring:


Featured photo by Annette Dragon