There is so much fascinating, creative, and beneficial biomedical research going on in Arizona! Arizona Science Center is fortunate to partner with many local institutions dedicated to improving medical knowledge and community health. We offer two guest speaker series to inspire, educate, and entertain people about biomedical science: Bio Buzz Family-Friendly Presentations for elementary and middle school kids and their families and New Frontiers in Medical Science which are more technical and aimed at high school kids and adults interested in science and medicine.
Upcoming Lecture Topics Include:
- How can we adapt natural materials, like spider silk, to make stronger bone grafts, ligaments replacements, and other prosthetics?
- How can magic and illusion help us understand brain function and disease?
- Can our own immune systems be harnessed to detect and alter cancer development?
- What do we know about pain and can we take control of it?
- How can bioengineering, physiology, molecular repair therapeutics, and tissue engineering work together to heal burn wounds?
Bio Buzz Family-Friendly Presentations
often include an activity or story and take place every 3rd Saturday between September and May (except December). Presenters are charismatic science educators and researchers, in fact, the March speaker was recently featured on the cover of Time. They come from Arizona State University’s Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, the Center for Environmental Security, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and ASU’s InnovationSpace, as well as the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, and Barrow Neurological Institute.
The New Frontiers in Medical Science lecture series takes place every 4th Thursday in the IMAX® Theater between *September and May (except December). Speakers include prominent researchers from Barrow Neurological Institute, Arizona State University, University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, the University of Arizona Integrative Health Center in Phoenix, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, TGen, Mayo Clinic, Arizona Pain Specialists, and the Arizona Burn Center.
In addition to highlighting important research going on around the state, the upcoming speakers illustrate how diverse scientific fields come together to change the way that we think and innovate. They will inspire kids of all ages to consider science as a career and to look at the world in a new way.
*The November lecture that conflicts with Thanksgiving will take place on November 29, 2013