UCalgary at Beakerhead

Join us at the annual crossroads of art, science and engineering where you’ll find UCalgary research presented in delightfully bizarre engineered installations and artworks.

What is Beakerhead?

For decades, people have been directed into either technical or creative streams, yet it is precisely at their intersection where ingenuity lives. That’s where you’ll find Beakerhead.

Beakerhead was incubated in UCalgary’s Schulich School of Engineering and originally incorporated under the university. Beakerhead, a not-for-profit organization, culminates in a five-day citywide spectacle with more than 60 events. 145,000 people took part in the Calgary-wide event in 2017.

The UCalgary community have been active participants in programming since the first year of the festival in 2013. Faculty members from several faculties – Arts, Kinesiology, Science, Schulich School of Engineering, and others – have presented their research to the public at Beakerhead

UCalgary Beakerhead News

Research connects with community at UCalgary Beakerhead booths

Students, faculty and staff take part in annual mashup of science, technology, engineering and art

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Science Takeover at Calgary Central Library invites Calgarians to be 'scientists for a day'

Free event Sept. 21 to feature hands-on activities and exciting learning opportunities during Beakerhead to spark scientific curiosity

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Beakerhead kicks off this week

UCalgary students, faculty and staff participating in events

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Neuroscience tops the menu at Beakerhead's Lunch Without Light

Cumming School’s Jaideep Bains helps diners understand how their brains react to a completely dark environment

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2019 events featuring UCalgary students, faculty and staff