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This year’s volunteers were:

  • Elise M. Lewis, PhD, Director, Reproductive and Neurobehavioral Toxicology, Charles River Laboratories, Inc., wearing the Rita Colwell lab coat (designed and created by Ankita Patil, graduate student, Drexel University College of Medicine)
  •  Porsha Thomas, MS, wearing the Emmy Noether lab coat
  •  Allison Cote, graduate student at University of Pennsylvania, wearing the Rosalind Franklin lab coat
  •  Simone Temporal, PhD, Licensing Associate at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wearing the Katherine Johnson lab coat

The 2017 Philadelphia Science Carnival was a great opportunity to highlight women’s history in science and to encourage and motivate young scientists to use their imagination and explore all that science has to offer. — Elise M. Lewis, PhD