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(Monday) 20 Aug 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

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Barker College
Leslie Hall
Corner of Chapel & Memorial Drive
91 Pacific Highway
HORNSBY NSW 2077

+ Add to Calendar 20/08/2018 05:15 PM 20/08/2018 08:00 PM Australia/Sydney FrankenSTEAM

Delve into Frankenstein's influence on modern science with a celebration of bioengineering, biomechanics, genetics and genomics.

Barker College Leslie Hall Corner of Chapel & Memorial Drive 91 Pacific Highway HORNSBY NSW 2077 DD/MM/YYYY

FrankenSTEAM

On Monday August 20, the Barker Institute will partner with BarkerSTEAM to present 'FrankenSTEAM'.  A festival to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN and ALL things bioengineering, biomechanics, genetics and genomics.

The festival will run from 5:15 - 8:00pm.

Please RSVP if possible for catering purposes as some refreshments will be provided.


Join us for the afternoon, the evening, or for the whole festival at the Leslie Hall & nearby classrooms.

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES will include:

- Projecting your brain activity to a huge 3D brain model         - EEG remote control of computers and games.

- Interactive Film: 'Pandemic'

- Experiments & interactive displays: Robotic arms, Bionics, DNA extraction and model building, 'Glow in the dark' body art & more...   

Q & A DISCUSSION at 7pm will feature 3 fantastic keynote speakers:

Prof Vanessa Hayes: Garvan Institute of Medical Research, will speak about genomics and our understanding of our origins

Suzanne Burdon: author, will speak on the influences of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Matthew Buffa: Barker Alumni and engineer will speak about working in the areas aeronautics, mechatronics and biomechanics. 

 

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