Science on the Edge Lectures

Science on the Edge Lectures

The RMSC Richard C. Shultz Science on the Edge lectures have provided insight and understanding about current research in a broad array of topics for a general audience for more than 30 years.

Science on the Edge sparks intelligent conversations throughout the community. Designed to engage those interested in broadening their scientific understanding, lectures promote the continuation of education and sharing of ideas.

This year, the lectures change from being a short series where speakers come from across the nation to present in the stadium-style Eisenhart Auditorium to several local experts delivering their cutting-edge science discoveries in an informal atmosphere in the Science Museum building. The new, easy access to the Museum’s exhibits creates a dynamic and immersive experience. The lectures take place during the spring and fall.

Enjoy a lecture, Museum exploration, and meeting with the speakers in a unique after-hours experience. Seating is limited, pre-registration is highly encouraged. Call 585.697.1942 to register.

Museum open at 5:30pm before the start of the lecture.

Ticket Prices:


RMSC Member: $8

General Public: $10


RMSC Member: $5

General Public: $6

RMSC Employees, Docents/Volunteers, Rochester Engineering Society: $2

*Students through grade 12 or college students with valid college ID.

Spring 2017 Series



Creativity at the Core: Inspiration and Meaning for Music
Christopher Azzara, Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music 

Wednesday, Feb. 1: 7:30pm

Improvisation in music is the spontaneous expression of meaningful musical ideas—it is analogous to conversation in language. Key elements of improvisation include spontaneity, interaction, and being “in the moment.” We are born improvisers, as evidenced by our behavior in early childhood. Improvisation enables musicians to express themselves from an internal source and is central to developing musicianship in all aspects of music education.


More Spring 2017 lectures coming soon


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