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"Innovation Square" Back at MetroTech

Once a year, the brightest minds and quirkiest personalities in science, academia, the arts, technology, and media gather in New York City to throw the biggest party celebrating science in the world. Starting today through June 2, the World Science Festival will run with events and programming at locations throughout the city’s five boroughs. With the festival’s track record of bringing in VIPs such as Stephen Hawking, Yo-Yo Ma, and John Lithgow (just to name a few), this year’s event is sure to be packed to the brim with stars, shows, and the most mind-bending performances of science today.

This Saturday, June 1st, the Festival comes to Downtown Brooklyn for the second year in a row with its “Innovation Square” event at MetroTech Commons. The event features talks, demonstrations, workshops, and performances highlighting the future of exciting new developments in the tech world.

MetroTech companies like MakerBot will take part in the festivities, alongside demonstrations of new technology for flying robots and cocktails made from a super evaporator.

"From robots that save lives to the new frontier of 3-D printing, the World Science Festival's Innovation Square is bringing the "best of the best" in the fields of science and technology to MetroTech Commons,” said World Science Festival CEO Tracy Day. “We're… giving thousands of visitors the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with leading innovators from around the world."

For the past five years, the Festival has continued to bring access to science to those outside the realm of academia by providing real world applications that are a part of our everyday lives. The speakers, demonstrators, and performers create an environment in which education and entertainment become one in the same.

The Festival, said World Science Festival Chairman and co-founder, Brian Greene, “is about stimulating the mind, exciting the imagination, and revealing how science is so much more than what most people experienced in the classroom.”

This year’s MetroTech event is free and open to the public, and will run for one day only, from noon until 8 pm.