Science Expo


Imagine a day where bees, lasers, horseshoe crabs, bubbles, chickens, rainbows, and beetles descend upon the school. Or perhaps you hear a loud chemistry explosion, see marshmallow peeps expand, or witness a sorting dance while words like "photosynthesis," "central limit theorem," and "bionic eye" come drifting into the halls.

This is the LB Science Expo, a day where science truly comes alive at Littlebrook. This year, on Friday May 18, talented scientists, parents and community members will volunteer their time to wow our children for the 9th annual Science Expo.  

Please follow the links to learn more:

Check out all of the wonderful science enthusiasts who are participating in the Expo this year!

Josh Akey, Ph.D., LB Parent & Professors at Princeton University, with Dayna Akey, Ph.D., LB Parent and Research Scholar at PU with Selina Vattahil, Postdoc at PU DNA Extraction from Strawberries
Matt Bellace, PhD, Clinical Psychologist & Comedian at Matt Bellace, PhD Presentations, LLC The Brain, Stress and Meditation
Lisa Boulanger, LB Parent and Associate Professor at Princeton Neuroscience Institute Mind over Muscle!
Jessica Davidson, LB Parent and Animal Lover with Cheryl D'Altrui, LB Grandparent Pigs
Jim Ferry ACO, Animal Control Officer for Princeton Animal Control Dog Safety & Animal Identification
Brenda Frazier, PhD, LB Parent and Evolutionary Biologist Human Evolution
Alejandra Garcia, MS, ABD, Research Fellow at The University of Massachusetts - Amherst Statistics: Chance & Sampling
Heather Harnly, LB Parent and Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Pediatric Orthopedic Associates Your Skeleton and You
Richard Hills MPA, CRP, Retired Educator and Certified Recycling Professional Composting with Worms
Steve Hiltner, Climate Theater Actor for Climate Cabaret Climate Theater
Jonathan Hodges, PhD, LB Parent and VP of Engineering at Diamond Nanotechnologies Microscopy with the Foldscope
Grace Hu, PhD, Former Biology Researcher at Rutgers University with Daniel Hu, US Physics Olympiad Medalist Cool Physics Demonstrations!
John Cambridge, PhD of the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Insects
Nadir Jeevanjee, PhD, LB Parent and Atmospheric Physicist at Princeton University Meet Mr. Mobius
Molly Jones, Executive Director at Sustainable Princeton Electric Cars and More!
Michael Kaufman, D.C., Chiropractor at Kaufman Chiropractic Your Spine and Your Backpack
Kamayini Kaul, LB Parent and Head of Data Analytics at Bristol Myers Squibb Chatbot: Artificial Intelligence.. Oh My!
LaTonya Kilpatrick-Liverman, PhD, Director of Clinical Dental Research at Colgate Palmolive Chemical & Physical Reactions
Nayeon Kim, Graduate Student at Princeton University Now You See It, Now You Don't: Perception Neuroscience
Ohad Mayblum, LB Parent and IP counsel at Medtronic What is a Pixel?
Dr. Forrest Meggers, LB Parent and Assistant Professor at Princeton University with TBD grad student assistant Thermal Imaging / Air Quality
Tom Muir and Ana Mostafavi, Professor Proton at Princeton University Discovering Protons
Ms. Nicosia, Pension Actuary, LB Garden Educator and ASA, EA (retired) at American Actuarial Society, US Treasury Enrolled Actuary Probability Fun: Spin the Wheel and Predict the Outcome!
Dylan Nieman and John Collins, Trauma Surgery/Emergency Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood John Medical School Controlling Bleeding in Trauma
Yael Niv, PhD and Nathaniel Daw, PhD, LB Parents and Professors at Princeton University Heart Rate Experiments
Kiana Nurideen, Forensic Chemist at Drug Enforcement Administration Forensic Chemistry
Jonathan L. Prenner, MD, LB Parent and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Gene Therapy for Retinal Disease: Changing DNA to Make People See!
Gabbie Acot, Daniel Kwak, and Katie Tam, Students at Princeton University Your Lungs and You!
Paul Rodland with Kathy-Smith Rodland, LB's Special Ed Aide All About Scuba Diving
Amy Rogers, Professionally - Trust & Estates Lawyer; At Home - Animal Lover/Suburban Backyard Farmers and former LB parents Chickens and Rabbits
Sergey Samsonau, PhD , LB Parent and Physics Teacher at Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science Rotation Physics
Joshua Shaevitz, PhD, LB Parent and Professor of Physics at Princeton University Fun with Physics!
Frederik J Simons, LB Parent and Professor at Princeton University with Joel D. Simon Robotic Sensors Floating in the Ocean
Adam Sliwinski, percussionist, pianist, teacher, and writer; Cristina Altamura, Founder/Director of Legacy Arts International; and Kristin Cahill, Faculty, LAI Bitklavier Course The Bitklavier “the prepared digital piano”
Julian Spergel, Former LB Student and Graduate Research Assistant at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Glaciology: Reading Ice's Stories
Ben Strauss, LB Parent and Chief Scientist at Climate Central Name that Animal Sound!
Gina Talt, Campus as a Lab Fellow at Princeton University What Is A Biodigester?!
Rob Tangen, CPA, LB Parent and Senior Manager of Business Environment and Concepts at American Institute of CPAs Accounting and Auditing
George Theodoridis, PhD, Chemistry Lecturer at TCNJ with Janet Stern Saving Nemo: CO2 and the Ocean
Gabe Vecchi, LB Parent and Professor at Princeton University with Danielle Schmitt, LB Parent Properties of Air / Seasons
Mike Weaver PhD, LB Parent and Vice President of PHOLED R&D at Universal Display Corp. Dipslay Engineering from Fireflies to Phones: Organic LED TVs
Martin Wühr, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University Humans, Frogs, and Dogs: How Evolution Shapes Animals
Eran Zacks, MD, LB Parent and Cardiac Electrophysiologist (Heart Electrician) at Arrhythmia Institute It's Electric: Exploration of Human Heart Electricity       


Many Thanks to all of the Generous Participants!

This event would not be possible without an army of volunteers! As in years past, we will need many to help the day run smoothly.  If you would like to join us in supporting the Expo, please check back to sign up here or email Molly Jones ( Thanks!

Also, many thanks to all of last year's volunteers. We must also continuously thank Martha Friend, LB's Science Teacher, for her unwavering support and encouragement of this event each and every year.  


Please check back in May for the 2018 Expo Schedule!  FYI, the schedule will open in "Class View." 
  • To access the schedule for a particular class, find the class in the 1st column of "Class View" and click on it.
  • To access the schedule for a particular facilitator, switch to "Teacher View". Then find the facilitator in the 1st column and click on it.
  • At any time, you may hit the back button or switch back to "Class View."     

The LB Science Expo needs scientists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers, physicians, astronomers, chemists, geneticists, and more, as well as those who have a scientific hobby or passion to contribute! Share an activity and your knowledge and enthusiasm about math or science with our students. 

Here are a few facts about how the Expo works:
  • During the Expo, students rotate from one classroom to another every 20 minutes.
  • As a facilitator, you will be assigned to one classroom, and a new class will arrive to learn with you every 20 minutes.
  • Thus, in one hour, you can share an activity with 3 classes, and you are welcome to tell us how much time you can be available.
  • Some facilitators come in the morning, others in the afternoon, and still others stay all day!
  • You are welcome to work with your children's grades, and/or any others that you feel will be appropriate for your topic. For example, some facilitators target younger children (K-2) and others target older ones (3-5), whereas a few can even take on a wider range.
  • Littlebrook Science Educator Martha Friend can help adjust your activity to make it appropriate to various grade levels and ensure it has a hands-on component that will keep kids engaged.
  • Do you have any other questions? Please email Jenny (
  • Otherwise, to register to be a facilitator, you just need to complete the following form.

Ready to sign up? Registration for the Expo is now closed. The schedule will be available soon! 

Note: The form has its own scroll function (which may not work on your smartphone!) and the blue Submit button is at the end of the form.