When is our next Open Labs Science Café event?
Event date & time: April 28, 2017, 1:00pm
Location / Parking:
260 Longwood Avenue
The Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC)
Harvard Medical School Campus
Boston, MA 02115
Join us for our Science Café where graduate students will provide fun talks about their research while you enjoy healthy snacks and healthier conversation. Talks are approximately 8-10 minutes long and are geared towards the general public. Following the talks, graduate students will be available to answer questions about scientific research and college preparation.
Keith Krenek, G2
Applied Physics: In this presentation, I aim to share an excitement for brain-computer interfaces because these technologies promise significant improvements in our daily lives, especially in healthcare and how we communicate with electronics. More specifically, I'll explain what a brain-computer interface is, show examples of how these technologies are currently used, and describe how my research contributes to the field. In this way, I hope students are inspired by pondering the ways in which they might be using brain-computer interfaces in the future.
John Ahrens, G1
Bioengineering: I am going to share a research project in which we are using 3D printers to create thick vascularized cardiac tissue. The first part of this project is to understand stem cell biology and how stem cells can be “pushed” or differentiated into heart cells. The second step is to understand how cells are organized in tissues inside the body. Replicating this organization in the alb is where our engineering meets stem cell biology! This goal of creating thick tissues is very important because it could help regenerate the heart after people have heart attacks, potentially saving millions of lives.
Zoe Todd, G2
Astrobiology: In our attempts to find life off Earth, we often approach this by looking with telescopes or visiting other planets/moon. My talk addresses another possibility for studying life’s plausibility: synthesizing it in the lab. Laboratory studies over the past 50 years or so have made tremendous progress towards giving possible solutions for various problems or issues in the emergence of life, though much work remains to be done.
Co-Directors: Ian Weaver & Munazza Alam
Treasurer: Sandy Yuan
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Please fill out the form below for more information and if you are a Harvard graduate student interested in joining the team as a speaker and/or coordinator. Speaker auditions are over.
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