(Monday) 20 Aug 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Corner of Chapel & Memorial Drive
91 Pacific Highway
HORNSBY NSW 2077
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
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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