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Anyone Should be able to be a Scientist

Buffalo March for Science President Alexandria Trujillo on abundant and available scientific knowledge

Elizabeth Schiavoni, MS

Alexandria Trujillo rallied Western New York to organize a March for Science in January 2017; creating a team of diverse advocates for science education, research funding, and evidence based policy. Alexandria is also an advocate for vision research as a PhD student studying therapies for retinal degeneration in Dr. Jack Sullivan’s Lab at the University at Buffalo and a outreach fellow for the professional society, ARVO...


Celebrating Citizen Science Day at the Buffalo March for Science 

By Courtlin Byrd

Interview with Jackie James-Creedon conducted by Elizabeth Schiavoni, MS

Science Demands Action is not marching alone in its mission. A number of local organizations are successfully pioneering ways to make science education and scientific practice a part of a civic life. 

One of these groups is Citizen Science Community Resources, an organization which won a landmark victory over the Tonawanda Coke Corporation’s illegal and extremely dangerous emissions violations... 


Western New York must March for Science, Again

On Saturday, April 14, Buffalonians will gather at Niagara Square for the second annual March for Science. Why in times when numerous policy issues and personal stressors loom, should science be the cause to step out and speak up for? Scientific research can and should effect direct and positive changes in the lives of Erie County residents. 

Last year, coinciding with the National March for Science in D.C., around 3,000 Western New Yorkers rallied, but a dedicated group of volunteers knew that one march was not enough. They formed the non-profit, Science Demands Action, to promote awareness of specific problems in Western New York...


Buffalo's March for Science

Buffalo joined cities around the country and the world on Earth Day 2017 to urge “political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.”


Estimated 2,000 people March for Science in Buffalo

While the champions and defenders of science marched on Washington to deliver their message, they made their presence known in Buffalo, too.

A couple thousand people joined the local March for Science on Saturday afternoon, when they gathered at Soldier Circle. They paraded up Lincoln Parkway to Delaware Park, where they rallied behind the Rose Garden against what they called an attack on science....


Smiles at March for Science

While the March for Science took center stage in Washington, D.C., Buffalo held its own march on Saturday, April 22, 2017, through Delaware Park, ending with a small festival at the Rose Garden.


Another Voice: Why WNYers will march for science

By Elizabeth Schiavoni

If you live in Western New York, it’s likely you think science makes your life better. Nearly 80 percent of Americans reported thinking the same in a 2014 Pew Research Center Survey. Western New York as we know it exists because of hard work and science.

We’re currently the home of the first U.S. clinical trial for an innovative lung cancer vaccine and historically the birthplace of early prostate cancer detection at Roswell Park Cancer Institute...