An estimated 200 to 300 people participated today in the March for Science in Socorro.

The march began at New Mexico Tech's Fidel Center and proceeded down School of Mines Road to the Plaza. Speakers including New Mexico Tech alum and emeritus professor Frank Etscorn and scientist and teacher Dave Thomas.

Tech students were among those wearing lab coats and carrying signs supporting scientific research.

A story on the march will be featured in next Thursday's El Defensor Chieftain.