Science is Everywhere

Demonstrating the science involved in fields that are not considered scientific fields.

36th Annual Faraday Lecture Replay

Missed the live event? No worries, the Lecture is now available on-demand.

For over 30 years, the Faraday Lecture has been presented by prominent educators and scientists throughout the nation. Its astonishing demonstrations in chemistry and physics have both amazed and encouraged the middle and high school students to whom it is focused. This virtual event is FREE to view!

Science is Everywhere

This year we welcomed Dr. John Williams and the Kiski Science Society (KSS)

Dr. John Williams and the Kiski Science Society discusses the science involved in fields that are not considered scientific fields.


Basic properties such as pressure, temperature and color will be explored in demonstrations that show the links between the world we live in and the scientific principles that we use to describe what we observe.

These topics are the bread and butter of the science fields, but are critical within many “unconnected” fields where they are not as well understood.

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The goal of the Faraday Lecture is to inspire learning science priciples in an entertaining manner.

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About Michael Faraday

The namesake for the Faraday Lecture is Michael Faraday. Michael Faraday was a British scientist who lived in the early to mid-1800’s. Although he had little formal education Mr. Faraday was one of the most influential scientists in history. Even today he is recognized as a top scientist.


As a physicist he discovered the principles of electromagnetic induction and diamagnetism, and the laws of electrolysis. As a chemist he discovered benzene and an early form of the Bunsen burner as well as several other accomplishments.


During the time of Faraday there was very little organized education for young people. In 1825 Faraday started Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Faraday and other prominent people gave lectures on different scientific topics. These lectures continue to this day.

Faraday Lecture Sponsors

The Faraday Lecture is sponsored by the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP). Funding for the Faraday Lecture comes from Pittcon, a yearly conference and exposition serving the broad field of laboratory science.


The SACP/SSP is dedicated to furthering science education in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.


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