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Fall 2016 Schedule

All events take place at 7 p.m. at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. 

Confirmed events are listed below.  More events will be added as they are confirmed.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Katalin Gothard, M.D., Ph. D., University of Arizona
Topic: Neural basis of emotion and social behavior

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Tomorrow’s problems will not be solved by yesterdays materials – How additive manufacturing is changing medicine

Recent synthetic advances have enabled the synthesis of polymers designed to elicit specific cellular functions and to direct cell-cell interactions. Further advances in both synthetic methodology and scaffold fabrication are needed to continue drive these efforts forward.  In this presentation, we will demonstrate the use of several 3D printing technologies to print physiologically relevant structures from well-defined poly(propylene fumarate) and poly(ester urea) precursors.  These scaffolds are functionalized post printing with highly active biologics and being applied to several tissue engineering repair strategies.
Matthew Becker, Professor of Polymer Science & Biomedical Engineering, The University of Akron

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Speaker TBA
Topic: Deep Blue Sea

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Andrew Whiten, University of St. Andrews
Topic: Evolution, social learning, traditions and culture

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thomas Hull, Western New England University
Origami:  Mathematics in Crease

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