March for Science 2017


Science, Not Silence


On April 22, 2017 more than 50,000 Angelenos gathered in Pershing Square to celebrate the March for Science. It was an all-species event, with supporters of science both young, old and four-legged showing up to support the role of science in both our community and country at large. The crowd heard from speakers across different industries with one, clear refrain: we must value science, not silence. In the afternoon--despite 90 degree weather--thousands of participants enjoyed the science expo, where 25 exhibitors from academia, advocacy groups and educational programs had an opportunity to talk about their mission in our community.

2017 Event Speakers

Watch the full recording of the March for Science LA 2017 speeches on YouTube.


Founder, NextGen Climate

Michael Batie

President, Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers

Sean Carroll

Theoretical physicist at Caltech

MariaElena Zavala

Professor of Biology at California State University-Northridge

Diane Tanaka

Medical Director, Teenage and Young Adult Health Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Nitin Apte

CEO of Materia, Inc.

Stephanie Pincetl

Professor-in-residence, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Allison Schroeder

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of 'Hidden Figures'

Martha Dina Argüello

Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles

Lucy Jones

Seismologist and Founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society

Tepring Piquado

Neurobiologist at the RAND Corporation

Farisa Morales

Astrophysicist and professor at California State University-Northridge and Moorpark College

Joanne Boadi

Student at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Brad Sherman

U.S. Representative from California's 30th Congressional District

2017 Live Science Demos and Presentations

Alex and Sophia

The Science Kids

JD Lombardi

Lombardi Labs

Tim Griffin


Dr. Susan Jewell

Mars Academy USA

Mya Stark

LA Makerspace

Riley Gibbs, Trevor Valle, and Emily Rome

Nerd Nite Los Angeles

Gianmarc Grazioli

Shredded Science

Tara Brown


Andy Su

Free Radicals

James Underdown

Independent Investigations Group

Michael Shermer

Skeptics Society

Jess Phoenix

314 Action

2017 Science Expo Exhibitors

American Lung Association in California · California State University, Los Angeles, Anthropology Department · Caltech Atwater Photovoltaics Group · Caltech Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences · Center for Biological Diversity · Center for Inquiry · Climatepedia · Drive Around the World · Experience Media Consulting · Free Radicals · Independent Investigations Group · Mars Academy USA / Mars Without Borders · Nerd Nite Los Angeles · NextGen Climate · Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles · Safecast · Sierra Club Los Angeles Chapter · Space Geek Productions, LLC · Students For Science · TheLab Inc · The Planetary Society · The Skeptic Society · UCLA Department of Mathematics · 314 Action