MEL Talks

MEL Talks
Date: Saturday, October 8
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Experience the University’s scholars, scientists, health care providers, artists, and performers like never before. In the fourth annual installment of this series of short, dynamic presentations, you will hear about research and ideas that carry out our mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better.

This year's program includes:

Get Real! Science 

Featuring April Lynn Luehmann, PhD, Associate Professor, Science Education;  Director, Get Real! Science & Science STARS

Experience scientific inquiry as learners and teachers; experience community and build identity.

Students have the opportunity to experience what it is like to learn science through inquiry by looking at real scientific problems as scientists would. Field experiences are carefully sequenced to support students in their development as a science teacher. Participants engage in rich, structured, ongoing opportunities to reflect on and make sense of their experiences of reform-based education in a community of other science educators.

Rochester and Syria: Helping Refugee Amputees with 3D-Printed Limbs

Featuring Omar Soufan '17

Along with roommate and friend Ibrahim Mohammad ’17, the biomedical engineering major from Syria has organized a rehabilitation center in Lebanon. The facility, sponsored by the Syrian American Medical Society, tends to wounded Syrian refugees, many suffering from paralysis and amputation as a result of injuries suffered in the war.

Immediately following the program, please join the MEL Talks speakers for casual conversation and light refreshments.