Student-Scientists in the Berkshires

Science & Innovation Fair in the Berkshires

The First Annual Science and Innovation Fair, featuring the work of over 100 student-scientists from Pittsfield High School and Taconic High School, will be hosted by Berkshire Museum on Thursday, February 10th, 2011. Berkshire high school students, who have conducted scientific research and completed engineering projects in concert with faculty advisors, will display the exciting results of their work. The public is invited to view the work of these innovative students from noon to 8pm, which includes free public admission to Berkshire Museum that day.

The Berkshires has a long history of incubating the work of innovators in various fields, from Herman Melville’s groundbreaking novel Moby-Dick to the highly influential Total Quality Engineering system developed by brothers Armand and Donald Feigenbaum, of General Systems Company. Berkshire Museum’s Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation celebrates this rich history, and the adjacent, newly opened SABIC Innovation Studio is the Museum’s newest venue for educational programming.

Schedule of Events:

  • 10am to 9pm: Berkshire Museum is free and open to the public.
  • 12pm onwards: Science and Innovation Fair is open for viewing on the first floor of the Museum
  • 12pm to 3pm: 400 fifth grade students visit the Science and Innovation Fair
  • 8pm to 9pm: Awards and closing ceremony

Berkshire Museum is the first public museum in Berkshire County, established by Zenas Crane in 1903 as a museum of Art and Natural History. The Museum is located at 39 South Street on Route 7 in Downtown Pittsfield. MC Escher: Seeing the Unseen is open and on view through May 22. Henry Klimowicz: Constructs is open and on view through March 27. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Aquarium & Touch Tank, Alexander Calder Gallery, and other exhibits are ongoing.

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