• Students listening to the talks

    Photos: Heratch Ekmekjian

  • Students listening to the talks
  • Group of presenters with Suzanne Paradis and Susan Lovett
  • Lisa Lynch talking with student presenter
  • Image of 3 levels of SciFest
  • President Liebowitz with group of students
  • Sebastian Kadener views a SciFest poster
  • View of SciFest 2019
  • Bauer Students with Dr. Steven Meeks

SciFest, the Division of Science’s annual celebration of undergraduate research, is a poster session featuring work done by undergraduates in Brandeis laboratories each summer. Held in early August as the summer researchers work wraps up, the event takes place in our state-of-the-art Shapiro Science Center.

The 2021 SciFest event will be held on Thursday, August 5. Mark your calendars!

At SciFest IX (August 2019), the number of presenters grew to 123 and 117 posters - requiring three floors of Shapiro to accommodate everyone. Since 2011, SciFest has been the high point of the summer in the Division of Science.

In 2019, Brandeis alumni scientists (Ruth Charney '72; Ronny Drapkin '90; Robert Rottapel '79 and Leslie Meltzer '03) were invited to speak at a morning symposium, “A Celebration of Brandeis’ Undergraduate Science Education.” Students and faculty listened as speakers described their experience at Brandeis and reflected upon the impact Brandeis faculty and courses had on their careers and research.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SciFest could not be held in Summer 2020.

Students who participated in research in Summer 2020 will present in the inaugural all-disciplines Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held on April 30, 2021.