Cal Day 2017

Cal Day 2017 #StandUpForScience Activities

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Passport for Science

When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn 

Description: Come for hands-on science at the Passport for Science tent.  Students will get to complete their passport of science activities with science explorations.  CRS will bring activities exploring seed dispersal and students will have an opportunity to engineer their own seed.



Stand Up for Science Information Tent

When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn 

Contact: Katie Bertsche, Rachel Winheld

Description: On April 22, many people will walk out of the lab to participate in the nationwide March for Science. Find out how you can support the march and make your voice heard, too. #StandUpForScience with Cal on this momentous day!


Stand Up for Science Rally

When: 12:00 - 12:30pm

Where: Memorial Glade Stage

Contact: Steve Croft

Description: April 22nd is not just Cal Day, it's also the March for Science! On this day, across the globe, those who value scientific research and evidence-based policies will take a public stand and be counted. Join us for a non-partisan rally in support of science at noon on Memorial Glade. We'll hear from inspiring champions of science in celebration and in defense of what science brings to our society.

Confirmed speakers include:

·         Prof. Randy Schekman, Nobel Prize-winning cell biologist

·         Prof. Alex Filippenko, astrophysicist and internationally-renowned educator


Impacts and Engagement: The Intersection of Science, Technology & Society

When: 1:00 to 1:45 pm

Where: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Contacts: Rachel Winheld; Jo Yuen

Moderator: Camille Crittenden, Deputy Director, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)


·         Alice M. Agogino, Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

·         R. Stuart Geiger, Ethnographer/Postdoc, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)

·         Gretchen Gano, Associate Director of Research, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS)

Description: The pressing problems of our time are scientific and social, technological and political, ethical and economic. In a rapidly evolving, technology-and-data-driven landscape, where do we turn for solutions? How do we process information? And, how do we ensure that all members of society are included — that their voices are heard and valued — in the problem-solving process?

Come hear from three leading researchers who seek solutions through rigorous interdisciplinary collaboration, bridging innovative laboratory research with real-world implementation.


YOUTH FOR SCIENCE: #youthforscience

When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Lawrence Hall of Science, VLSB Information Tent, other locations TBA

Contact: Kalie Sacco

Description: Youth will be prompted to write and/or draw what science means for their future. They will then be asked to share their creation on social media (either by itself or in a selfie) with #youthforscience.

  1. At the Lawrence Hall of Science, there will be a special station set up for visitors to complete this activity. Note: Entrance to the Hall is free to the public on CalDay, and a range of other special programs will be offered throughout the day. 
  1. The activity will be available to the ~40 organizations that have signed up to participate in the Science Passport Program on Cal Day on campus.
  2. The activity will be featured on the LHS website, with instructions, and on the day of the event, there will be a live feed via RebelMouse of participating creations. 

Separately, we will also have a table at the culminating science fair/festival at the San Francisco march where we'll be offering this activity. And, we are exploring how to share the activity with the national March organizers, too.