SHOWCASE

Personal Sleep Logs

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For most of us, our schedules on weekdays look very different than the weekends – on weekends, we don’t have to go to school or work and can wake up without an alarm. Scientists study the difference between our schedules on weekdays and weekends, this is called “social jet lag”. Since we don’t have to spend most of our day at school or work, the weekends are a time to sleep in and relax before Monday comes again. Keep track of your wake and bed times for the week to see how much you sleep on weekdays versus weekends!
  • The Mass General Research Institute was formed to support, promote and guide research at Massachusetts General Hospital—home of the largest hospital-based research enterprise in the United States. For this year’s Cambridge Science Festival, our researchers contributed videos, activity books, science experiments and much more. See all of our activities here.
  • Saxena Lab
    Richa Saxena is the fearless leader and principle investigator of the Saxena lab. She is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Dr. Saxena’s research focuses on the impact of genetic variation in the biological clock on normal human physiology and metabolic disease. Click here for more information about the lab.

About the
Festival

Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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