Cambridge Science Festival Kicks Off With Pop-Up #IfThenSheCan Exhibit

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Cambridge Science Festival kicked off Monday morning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), celebrating some of the school's own scientists.

The first event at the festival was a pop-up #IfTheSheCan Exhibit, featuring 30 3D-printed statues of contemporary women innovators in science, technology, engineering and math. Six of the statues on display were MIT alumnae.

“The goal is to be surprising,” said Producer of the Cambridge Science Festival Brooke Ciardelli. “[We want] someone to come to an event and say I didn’t know that was science.”

Portions of the #IfTheSheCan Exhibit have traveled all over the country. All 120 life-sized statues have been on display together only twice.

The exhibit will be on display until Sunday, Oct. 1 at the conclusion of the festival.

Visit the Cambridge Science Festival website for more information on the dozens of events scheduled for the festival.

WBZ's Emma Friedman (@EmmaFriedmanWBZ) reports.

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