American Association for the Advancement of Science - 2014
In 2014, a colleague and I managed a 2,000 square foot exhibit space consisting of 6 hands-on stations around the theme “Brain Meets World: Science of the Senses”. Activities at 5 of the stations were used from the previous Festivals and I developed and designed the activities at the 6th station: the “Brain Station". The Brain Station focused on how the brain controls our senses. In addition, I ran all volunteer recruitment and scheduling and managed all 75 volunteers over the entire 3-day event. I also helped manage event logistics such as booth setup, contracts, shipping, and budgets along with my colleagues.
Carnegie Institution for Science - 2016
Using my Festival experience from 2014, I managed booth festivities for Carnegie Science at the 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival. I designed the 1,600 square foot booth, creating all marketing and booth materials (signage, tablecloths, giveaways, hand-outs, etc). I developed, designed, and implement half of the exhibit’s educational content, while the other half was content delivered by a rotation of scientists from our local labs. I also managed all volunteer and event logistics as described above. It was an incredibly successful and exciting event.
In 2013, I teamed with a colleague to host PSD at Harvard University in partnership with the Harvard Museum of Natural History and Harvard's Life Sciences Outreach program. In the morning, over 80 middle-school students from the city of Chelsea attended the "STEM Careers Fair," an event lead by graduate student scientists. In the afternoon, 170 K-5 students from after-school programs, primary local Boys and Girls Clubs, attended the "Science Activity Fair" in which university students led engaging science activities set up within the exhibits of the museum.
In 2014, I took over complete coordination of PSD, this time in Chicago. Over 800 students from local elementary schools visited The Field Museum where scientists were on hand to share their research and explore the artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s collection. Concurrently, the Nature Museum provided an environmental education program for 200 students.