EVENTS

April 2013

  • 2013 Ig Nobel Prizes Science is serious business, but it is also a giant playground for comedy and drama. The annual Ig Nobel Prizes epitomize this playful nature of science, rewarding scientists for research that makes people laugh and then makes them think. Past winners have won the Ig Nobel Peace Prize for figuring out how to convert old ...
  • Hackathons Coming to a University Campus Near You This Fall The stereotype of a computer programmers is that of an antisocial person sitting in a cubicle or basement, staring at a computer screen late into the night. Although there may be some truth to this, writing code that matters often requires quite a bit of social interaction. None of the software that we use today ...
  • Google Science Fair 2013: Pre-College Research Recognized Winning science competitions is clearly not a requirement for future successful scientific careers, and the winners of these competitions are not necessarily geniuses, although they are definitely bright. That said, an event like the Google Science Fair can be a good motivator for students. This annual event lets students from all over the world submit ...
  • 2013 Cambridge (MA) Science Festival April 12 – April 21 If you’re anywhere near the Boston area in the second half of April don’t miss the 7th annual Cambridge Science Festival featuring lectures from some of the world’s top researchers, hands on activities, theatrical performances, a robot zoo, and much more. One of the outstanding features of the Cambridge Science Festival, unlike other science events, ...