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Friday, December 3, 2021 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
—Drop in
Free with admission

What’s it like to be a scientist or engineer? Find out in this special program where you can talk to real scientists and engineers and do the hands-on activities they’ve developed to showcase their work. Discover why they find STEM cool and exciting while learning about their research and interests. This event is led by scientists participating in our Science and Engineering Communication Fellowship program.  

The program will feature:

Jessie Cuomo, Instructor of Biology, Brandeis University
Let's dive in! Discover the unique anatomy of sharks and what makes them perfectly adapted for a life cruising the oceans.

Mohamed Amine Gharbi, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Massachusetts Boston
Discover the fascinating science behind soft matter. Explore phase changes in liquid crystals, elasticity in squishy toys, and viscosity in slimes.

Julianne Gupta, CPO, Prosthetist Orthotist, United Prosthetics Inc
Have you ever wondered how a prosthetic foot works? Discover and learn about the importance of friction in prosthetics by feeling the wide range of materials used to fabricate arms and legs. Then use the electrical signals from your own arm to control a prosthetic hand!

Andrea Mora, Ph.D. Student, and Giorgio Morbioli, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Chemistry, Tufts University
Who ate the cookies? Use microfluidics and enzymes to solve a mystery.