Our chapter worked together with SFB chapters from The City College of New York, Johns Hopkins University, University of Rochester, and Rutgers University to organize the first ever Mid-Atlantic Biomaterials Day.Our theme this year was "Biomaterial Frontiers: Emerging Challenges Creating New Opportunities." The all-day research conference featured talks from local faculty, students, and industry speakers. Visit the event a href="https://www.midatlantic-biomaterialsday2017.org/" target="_blank">website for photos and more information about the event.
From January 3rd through 12th, 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.
Our chapter hosted a site visit to the SUNY Downstate Biotech Incubator in Brooklyn, NY, where we toured the lab facilities, and learned about some of the current start-ups in the incubator.
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. Topics we are exploring this year include microbes, fossils, cells, and the human body. There is still time left in the school year if you are interested in volunteering -- please contact Dovina Qu to learn how you can get involved!
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