Campus Hosts First-Ever Science for March Event
More than 2,000 science enthusiasts flocked to campus on Saturday, March 31, for the first Science for March, a celebration of science held on Beckman Mall and featuring outdoor booths and learning stations as well as indoor lectures on seismology, microscopes, space exploration, antibiotic resistance, and other science topics.
Sponsored by the Caltech Postdoctoral Association; the Graduate Student Council; the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach; and other campus affiliates, the inaugural event aimed to make science more accessible to the local community, especially students in grades K–12.
Tara Mastro, a postdoctoral scholar in biology and biological engineering and co-organizer of the event, says it accomplished its goal of engaging the curiosity of visitors, adding that it was especially rewarding to hear "people in the community asking meaningful questions about the concepts we were presenting. … The event was a huge success."