Third Annual Science Extravaganza

Saturday April 7th, 2012

Science Extravaganza 2012 Guest Speaker

Edwin Guarin

Our guest speaker, Edwin Guarin, is a member of the Microsoft New England Research and Developement Center.

What is Science Extravaganza?

Science Extravaganza is an all day, hands-on experience that gives middle and high school students the opportunity to participate in a diverse set of workshops and lab experiments.

Through their participation in the Science Extravaganza students will be introduced to the many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields available. They will interact with MIT students and have the opportunity to tour MIT's world renowned research facilities.

The event will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and will be held in the Johnson Ice Rink. In order to get directions to the event please go here. Food will be provided at the event, along with giveaways donated by our event sponsors.

A mock schedule can be found here.

How to Participate

This event is open to the public at no cost. However, students that would like to participate must complete a Liability Waiver which can be found here. A Spanish version can be reached here.The completed waiver must be submitted to the MIT Chapter of MAES before or on the day of the event, otherwise students will not be able to participate.

Event participants can use the MIT West Parking garage, located on 125 Vassar Street. Please note that there is a $5 parking fee associated for parking at this garage. Other public parking facilities located around the MIT campus are found at:

  • 4 Cambridge Center (Entrance on Ames St. or Broadway)
  • 5 Cambridge Center, East Garage (Ames St./Broadway)
  • 7 Cambridge Center, West Garage (Ames St./Galileo Way)
  • 10 Cambridge Center, North Garage (Binney St. off Broadway)
  • 55 Franklin St. Garage, University Park
For more details regarding event participation, please visit the Participant Page.

How to Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, you can sign up here. Both students and professionals are welcomed to volunteer. You can sign up to volunteer for the whole day, or the times of day you are available. The information that is requested will be used to contact you regarding this event and will be kept confidential.

How to Sponsor

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact the MAES board at or visit the Sponsor Page. Various sponsorship packages are available to choose from. All sponsors will be recognized on our webpage.

Promotional Materials

Below are links to flyers that advertise and describe the Third Annual Science Extravaganza. For more information contact the MAES Executive Board by e-mailing

Science Extravaganza Flyer