Event Information

Save the Date: April 14th, 2018

The organizing team is hard at work planning the second annual March for Science, here in Rochester, NY. We hope that you will join us in reminding our leaders that the Rochester community supports publicly accessible, robustly funded science, and celebrating the many ways that science makes Rochester a healthier, more vibrant place.

All events are free and open to the public. Every effort will be made to make the event as accessible as possible, including seating, ASL interpreters, quiet area, nursing area and changing tables. We will also have food available for purchase at the Expo event. If you have an accessibility concern not addressed here, please let us know.

Please RSVP to the event on our facebook page, and let us know you’re coming!
Rally: 12 – 1 PM in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square. Featuring speakers, plus playground science activities for kids!


Rally 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
  • Harry Bronson – Assemblymember, NY 138th District
  • Lovely Warren – Mayor, City of Rochester
  • Bill Moehle – Brighton Town Supervisor
  • Adam McFadden – Councilmember, City of Rochester South District
  • Wendi Heinzelman – Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester

March: beginning at 1:00 PM and leading to the expo at Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604.

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Rochester Science Expo: 1 – 5 PM, featuring a variety of interactive table presentations, speakers on a range of topics, plus family activities.

TED-Style Talks, featuring:

  • Science of Music, University of Rochester Medical Center, Interactive music performance
  • Roger Easton and David Messenger, Rochester Institute of Technology, Imaging of historical artifacts
  • LaRon Nelson, University of Rochester Medical Center, AIDS and health disparities
  • David Johnson, Genesee Community College, Evolution
  • Andre Hudson, Rochester Institute of Technology, Antibiotic discovery
  • Sue Staropoli, Drawdown Course, Climate change response
  • Simeon Bannister, Rochester Area Community Foundation, Political outreach

Photo by Annette Dragon