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
  • 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

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

(click for an interactive map)
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
  • 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