Past Events 2015 - 2016

Science on Saturday events began in 2006 under a new initiative to emphasize educational outreach to K–12 students. These fun, free science demonstrations at Lincoln Laboratory are given several times each school year by volunteer scientists and engineers. All local community K–12 students, their parents, and their teachers are welcome to attend. Please see our archive of older events and a schedule of upcoming demonstrations.
Science on Saturday demonstrations for 2015-2016 are listed below. Events for 2014 through 2005 can be accessed in the menu above or via links at the bottom of the page.

Summary of Demonstrations for 2016 to date

 


 

 

Exploring Science around Latin America

June 11, 2016
Presented by the Lincoln Laboratory Hispanic-Latino Network (LLHLN)
Take a trip through Latin America to retrieve a stolen U.S. symbol of freedom. Solve riddles, participate in scientific demonstrations involving the senses, and figure out which "countries" to visit in order to rescue our beloved historic symbol.

 


 

MIT Open House Demos & Activities at MIT Campus

April 23, 2016

 


 

Cryogenics & Liquid Nitrogen

February 6, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Richard Williamson, Lincoln Laboratory
This popular demonstration amazes everyone with feats of freezing. Can you freeze a balloon? What does liquid nitrogen look like? How cold is "cold"? Learn which items freeze or defrost fastest and why cryogenics are helpful in a laboratory.

 

 

Summary of Demonstrations for 2015

 


 

Robotics

December 12, 2015
Presented by: Members of Robotics Outreach at Lincoln Laboratory (ROLL)
You've seen robots in movies, but what can real robots do? What kinds of robots can you buy now? How can you build your own robot? Participants will meet a champion competition robot in person and control its movements!

 


 

>Cyber Tricks and Cyber Treats

October 31, 2015
Speakers: David Bigelow and William Streilein
Location: Lincoln Laboratory
The Internet is a great place to learn and have fun, but it can also be spooky if you're not careful! In this Halloween-themed session, we'll take students through a cyber "House of Horrors" and teach them how to make it back safely, avoiding the tricks and getting the treats!

 


 

Radar

June 13, 2015
Speakers: Members of Lincoln Laboratory African-American Network

 

Location: STEM Fair at Lilla G. Frederick Middle School,
270 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA

 

Have you seen a weather report, flown on an airplane, or wondered how we know the speed of a pitch at a Red Sox game? All of these are done using radar! What is radar? What are microwaves? How do we get information from microwaves? A demonstration of radar systems and discussion of microwave propagation will show how radar works and what can be sensed/measured using radar.

 


 

Hands-On Engineering

January 31, 2015
Speakers: Members of Lincoln Laboratory Technical Women's Network (LLTWN)
This event features activity stations where students can paint using pitch and frequency of sounds, watch demonstrations of 3D printers and simulate missile launches.

 


 

Robotics

January 31, 2015
Speakers: Members of Robotics Outreach at Lincoln Laboratory (ROLL)
You've seen robots in movies, but what can real robots do? What kinds of robots can you buy now? How can you build your own robot? How can you build your own robot? Participants will meet various robots in action, and there will also be demo robots featuring various configurations for participants to drive!

 

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