Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Computers tracking your every move! Creepy or awesome? Come see for yourself!

I'll explain how companies like Oculus track your movements in virtual reality to immerse you in an alternate world.

On Hospital Duty! A day in my life as an ob/gyn doctor

In this talk, Dr. Branson will walk through a doctor's approach to diagnosis and treatment of a pregnancy gone awry.

STEM Blasts Off Into Orbit: How satellites work and protect our nation

 Unmanned satellites provide critical support for our nation's security.  Come hear how these satellites have helped keep our country safe for decades!


Presentation Slides 

Trompe L'oeil Murals and Burning Man Base

Burning Man... from spark to fire! Andrew Johnstone, the designer of "The Man" for the Burning Man Festival describes the year-long process from the concept of the design to the building of the structure.

Deadliest Catch: How a love-hate relationship with bugs turned into a career hunting the world’s deadliest animal

We're doing field trials to try to produce and release 1 million sterile male mosquitoes a week to crash the population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and hopefully reduce Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya and Yellow Fever transmission.  We do this through Project Debug -- using robotics and automation along with cutting edge biology to try to suppress populations of disease-transmitting mosquitoes.

Automated driving: from human to machine

 Automated vehicle technology continues to advance. What will it take for computers to drive cars as well as the best human drivers?

Want to Climb Buildings Like Spiderman? Let's take a bio-inspired approach to engineering

A look at how science and engineering unlock nature's secrets to make a little robot climb and give a human climbing powers previously only the stuff of comic books.  

A Path to Understanding Brain Disorders: Making neurons from skin cells

One of the challenges in studying brain disorders is the inaccessibility of patient brain cells. In this talk, a new technology called induced pluripotent stem cells that enables us to overcome this challenge will be discussed.

Tracking Cancer Tumors in Real Time: Using MR Imaging to guide radiation treament

I'll introduce the newest available technology in real-time tracking of soft tissues to accurately irradiate tumors.

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