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  • 3/15: Young Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel
    • 6:30PM @ 750 CEPSR
    • Register here
    • Hear from Columbia affiliates who are involved with the start-up world in a variety of capacities:
      • Dr. Mike Lamprecht - Research Scientist at EpiBone
      • Timothy Kernan - PhD Candidate and Entrepreneurial Lead at Ironic Chemicals
      • Dr. Katherine Reuther - Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership
      • Dr. Alessandro Marone - Post-doctoral Fellow, Jalali Translational Fellows Program

  • 3/26: Outreach: Engineering Exploration Experience
    • 10AM @ 382 Engineering Terrace
    • In collaboration with the Society of Women Engineers, our chapter will be hosting young women interested in STEM and teaching them about structure-function relationships in tissue engineering.
    • Email Amy Silverstein to get involved!

  • 4/19: Site Visit: SUNY Downstate Biotech Incubator and BioBAT

  • Ongoing: Outreach: STEM Club at Dual Language Middle School
    • 3/17, 4/7, and 5/12, 2:30-4:30PM @ DLMS (32 W 92nd St)
    • Our chapter hosts monthly visits to Dual Language Middle School to teach the after-school science club. Our goal is to develop hands-on activities to introduce biomaterials and tissue engineering concepts.
    • Email Dovina Qu to get involved!

2015-16 Events

Science Fair at Dual Language Middle School

January - February 2016

From January 5th through 14th, our chapter hosted 8th graders from Dual Language Middle School and worked with them to design and carry out experiments for their annual science fair projects. SFB members also volunteered as judges at the DLMS Science Fair in February.




Industry Career Discussion with Health Science Communications

October 14, 2015

Our chapter hosted an industry career discussion with Columbia alum Kenneth Ng, PhD, MSCTI from Health Science Communications. Dr. Ng discussed the transition from academia to health communications and we were joined by graduate students in Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, and Mechanical Engineering




Science Club at Dual Language Middle School

October 2015 - May 2015

Throughout the school year, our chapter is hosting monthly visits to Dual Language Middle School to teach the after-school science club. Our goal is to introduce hands-on activities to complement the subjects covered in their classes. So far we have focused on structure function relationships in the body and explored different methods of biomaterials fabrication, ranging from electrospinning to 3D printing. There is still time left in the school year if you are interested in volunteering -- please contact Dovina Qu to learn more.

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