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Friday, May 3, 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
—Drop in
Cost: 
Free!

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: 

Joanna Dahl, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston
Microfluidics, or lab-on-a-chip, is a powerful technology to miniaturize, speed up, and reduce costs of processes and measurements that involve fluids. Try a bioengineering challenge that demonstrates one use of microfluidics: How fast you can make small droplets of all the same size?

Mara Laslo, PhD Candidate, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Learn about what a herpetologist does - we study frogs! Try to spot some frogs yourself, and compare and contrast life cycles of different animals. 

Ellice Patterson - Biologist, and Executive Director of Abilities Dance Boston
Let's make spider webs! Using different materials, you will be able to make your own web and see how it would hold up in the real world and learn about spiders in the process.

 

This event is led by scientists participating in our Science and Engineering Communication Fellowship program.