McMaster Joining National Science Festival

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Volunteers are needed to help take science out of the lab and into downtown Hamilton the first Saturday in May.

McMaster is joining Science Rendezvous, a one-day science festival to be held on May 9 in more than 30 communities across Canada. Launched in 2008, Science Rendezvous is Canada's largest celebration of science and engineering. Last year, more than 6,000 scientists, researchers and engineers from 285 partner organizations shared their passion for science with more than 200,000 participants. The University of Toronto, UBC and McGill among Science Rendezvous' university partners while the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is the sponsor.

Science Rendezvous logoMcMaster is collaborating with the Hamilton Public Library to hold the free science festival at the Central Library in downtown Hamilton from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The event will offer families a mix of eight interactive stations and hourly main stage science demonstrations.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni who aren't working at McMaster's May @ Mac open house on May 9 are welcome to volunteer as science ambassadors for all or part of the Science Rendezvous festival.

For more information on volunteering with Science Rendezvous in Hamilton, please contact Hina Zahid in the Dean's Office at

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