Join the NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) on Friday, Sept. 22 for a chance to:
• See where science happens in lab tours focused on physics, chemistry and engineering!
• Speak with CCBM graduate students & undergrads who conduct research in biophysics, bioengineering and biochemistry at an outdoor poster session!
• Engage in hands-on STEM activities!
• Meet local high school students and a teacher who participated in summer research activities at UC Merced through the CCBM Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP)!
• Listen to an exciting keynote lecture from Stanford University bioengineering Professor Manu Prakash!
Open house activities take place in various listed locations:
10-11 a.m.: CCBM-affiliated lab tours (morning session), SE1, SE2
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Poster session and lunch, SE1 sidewalk facing quad
12:45-1:45 p.m.: Keynote lecture, COB1 120
2-3 p.m.: Foldscope activities and other demonstrations, SSB 160/130
3-4 p.m.: CCBM-affiliated lab tours (afternoon session), SE1, SE2
4-5 p.m.: STEP poster session, SE1 second-floor atrium
5-5:30 p.m.: Poster awards and reception, SE1 second-floor atrium
The event is free and open to everyone on the UC Merced campus. Attendees can mix and match activities and do not need to attend them all.
The registration form will ask you which activities you plan on attending: http://bit.ly/2iZxL7y
CCBM Open House Information: http://ccbm.ucmerced.edu/2017-ccbm-open-house.html
About the CCBM:
The NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) uses an interdisciplinary approach combining physical, biological and engineering methods to understand and control the functioning of multi-scale assemblies of biomolecules and cells, and to design and develop novel bio-inspired functioning machines ranging from designer cells and tissue to diagnostic and therapeutic devices. The center is also focused on enhancing biophysics, biochemistry and bioengineering graduate and undergraduate education, as well as leading K-12 STEM outreach activities in the Merced area for teachers and students.