Marvelous Molecules at Play Presented at the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival

Danielle Randall
May 3, 2017

Photos by Clinton Blackburn.

On Saturday, April 22, attendees of the 11th Annual Cambridge Science Festival (CSF) celebrated Earth Day with the ever-popular 'Marvelous Molecules at Play', a spectacular morning of chemistry magic presented by Dr. John Dolhun (PhD '72), and team members Julie Kim, Rosy Philpot, Joanne Kelleher, Adelle Housker, Ali Rudolph and Faith Dukes. The presentation coincided with the March for Science in Boston Common.

The Cambridge Science Festival, an annual ten day long affair that, this year, spanned from April 14 - April 23, is the first of its kind in the United States. It serves to showcase the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math that exists in the Cambridge area - and the fun that can be had with it.  A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and enjoyable, highlighting the impact of STEAM to all of life's aspcts. 

The Cambridge Science Festival offers a wide range of STEAM-related activities – lectures, debates, exhibitions, concerts, plays, workshops, etc. – over ten days at a variety of locations. Modeled on art, music, and movie festivals, the Cambridge Science Festival makes STEAM part of the wider culture by illuminating the richness of scientific inquiry and the excitement of discovery.

The Festival’s collaborators – The MIT Museum, Harvard University, the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge Public Library, and the Museum of Science – reach out to K-12 students, the general public, and the science community, to excite and ignite curiosity.