Saturday, September 30, 2023
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
University of Chicago Hyde Park Campus
929 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Explore the fascinating world of science at the second annual South Side Science Festival. This free festival will feature an afternoon and evening of fun science, inspiring exchanges, live experiments and demonstrations, food, and music!
This year’s food vendors
About the South Side Science Festival
Each year, the public can meet some of the scientists conducting top research on the South Side; talk to grad students about why they chose science; and fire up imaginations around the possibilities of STEM.
S3F was created and organized by University of Chicago faculty members, along with the help of countless students and staff volunteers.
John Anderson, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
John’s research centers on transition metal chemistry, blending organic chemistry, spectroscopy, materials chemistry, and biology to understand the interplay between natural and synthetic (man-made) systems.
Hannes Bernien, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering
Hannes studies quantum physics and quantum information processing to develop new ways of engineering large, complex quantum systems.
Sarah King, PhD
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Sarah’s research centers on investigating materials at their most fundamental units, watching bonds and electrons moving in real space and time on the nanoscale, so that we can create next generation electronic, catalytic, and optical devices.
Maanasa Raghavan, PhD
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Human Genetics
Maanasa’s research spans population genetics, anthropology, archaeology, and medical genetics. Her team asks questions about how demographic, cultural, and environmental factors shape the genetics of present-day humans.