The Third Anniversary Edition of our “MOST EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADES IN SCIENCE” High School Student Conference will be held on Friday March 5th, 2010. Attending this event is FREE, but registration is required. Click here to access our online registration. Conference sign-in opens at 8:30am, with the program starting at 9:00am. See below for full schedule details.
This event showcases various scientific pursuits, including the opportunity for you to engage in hands-on activities, as well as interact with some of the most prominent scientists in the world. This year’s program is looking awesome! We’re going to explore the Science behind the “TECHNOLOGIES OF TOMORROW!”
ESCAPADES IN SCIENCE – The HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES for the 2010 Conference.
I. BUILD YOUR OWN JELLO MICROFLUIDICS CHIP
(Roza Bidshahri, Dr Eric Lagally)
In this activity you’ll step into a real reasearch laboratory at UBC and make microfluidic chips with “JELLO!” Yes, you heard it right! Jello will be your jiggly research tool!
II. THE PHYLOMON GAME
(Dr. David Ng)
Do you kind of wish Pokemon cards had REAL creatures not FAKE creatures? Here’s your chance to contribute to our lab’s latest Science project, http://phylomon.org/
III. POM POM CHALLENGE
(David Savory, Science World)
Do you think you have what it takes to meet the “Pom Pom” challenge? Pneumatics, that’s what we’re doing. Who knew that applied physics could be so much fun!
Dr. David Ng is Director of the Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory, the educational arm of the Michael Smith Labs. Dave is a geneticist, science advocate, and occasional writer. Dave claims that his Dad beat up Bruce Lee once.
Dr. Joanne Fox is an Instructor with the Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory. She’s looking forward to a fun day of science and has some really cool prizes to give out to students at the end of the day. She also has an amazing singing dog named Penney who hopes one day to become a star on You-Tube.
Dr. Andre Marzali is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Director of Engineering Physics and an Associate with the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia. Andre is a distinguished researcher and has received numerous awards including the Killam prize for teaching excellence, the BC Innovation Council Young Innovator Award and the Canadian Association of Physicists Medal for excellence in teaching. With his cutting edge research, he has developed a new way to extract DNA that could help both forensic investigators and molecular biologists.
Dr. Carl Hansen is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC. He is also an Associate with the Michael Smith Laboratories. Carl’s research drives discovery in biology and medicine through the development of analytical technologies. Dr. Hansen is also an avid runner, skier and cyclist. In his talk, he’ll tell us more the research he does on exciting “Technologies of Tomorrow.”
David Savory is Science World’s Teen Program Developer. His job is to excite and inspire teens to explore Science. He also works with non-teens and is, for example, currently at UBC helping adults learn to teach science.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Joanne Fox
8:30 am STUDENT Registration
9:00AM START WELCOME FROM Dr. Joanne Fox & Dr. David Ng
9:30 – 10:00 AWESOME SPEAKER #1 – Dr. Andre Marzali
10:00 – 10:30 AWESOME SPEAKER #2 – Dr. Carl Hansen
10:30 – 11:30 EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADE IN SCIENCE
Rotation #1 – DIY Jello Microfluidics
11:30 – 12:30 EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADE IN SCIENCE
Rotation #2 – Phylomon Game
12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (on your own)
1:30 – 2:30 EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADE IN SCIENCE
Rotation #3 – Pom Pom Challenge
2:30 – 3:30 NETWORKING GAME – Draw prizes at 3:15pm
If you’re interested, you can check out last year’s program here.