Schedule

April 12-21
CCTV hours: Mon-Thu 12-9, Fri 12-6, Sun 4-9

Location

CCTV
438 Mass Ave.
Cambridge

Cost

Free
Drop in

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About the Challenge

Each year CSF invites students to share their questions through the Curiosity Challenge. We received 4,000 entries!

View the honorable mention winners throughout the Festival week. Visit CCTV to see the gallery and celebrate the students’ curiosity – the mark of a true scientist!

Stay tuned for the launch of the 2020 Challenge in September!

We were incredibly impressed by the creative, curious entires received!

120 Winners
3959 Entries
202 Teachers
48 Schools & Organizations

Entries submitted from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and even London, England!

Image courtesy of NASA, Chandra, SAO

Photo credit mneyid.com

Awards

Visit Cambridge Community Television during the Festival to view the honorable mention entries.

Winners will be honored at the Cambridge Science Festival Curiosity Awards and receive a book with the winning submissions.  Check out the 2018 winners!

2019 Winners

Each year we award 120 curious students, and we also present an award to a scientist and a teacher.
Please join us in congratulating our 2109 winners!

Professor Danielle Wood Director of the Space Enabled Research Group at MIT

2019 Curious Scientist

Professor Danielle Wood

Director of the Space Enabled Research Group at MIT

Dr. Danielle Wood is a professor in the Media Lab at MIT. She leads the Space Enabled Research Group, which applies space research and technology to social challenges around the world, like access to healthy food and clean water.

When Dr. Wood was a 17 year old intern at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, she was lucky enough to watch the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory Telescope. At that moment, she knew she wanted to work on space research. CSF is partnering with the Chandra team to celebrate their 20th anniversary – all of the space images in our book, banners, and website were taken by that same telescope. Maybe Chandra will inspire you just as it did Dr. Wood!

Dr. Michael Robinson Science Teacher, South Middle School, Brockton, MA

2019 Curious Teacher

Dr. Michael Robinson

Science Teacher, South Middle School, Brockton, MA

Dr. Michael Robinson teaches science to 7th and 8th graders. As a child, Dr. Robinson was curious about anything mechanical, especially if it had a microchip or transistor. He’s still curious about things that mimic the human brain, no matter what the scale.

Dr. Robinson’s family was homeless during his teen years, and he looked to education as a way to provide opportunity for a better life. Driven by his love of biology and education, Dr. Robinson went on to get his Ed.D. He now helps his students at South Middle School feel uplifted and empowered through science.

The 2020 Curiosity Challenge opens in September 2019.
Email Joanne Kalell if you would like to receive an information packet.