Community Engagement and Public Service Activities
Community Engagement Activity
The RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI) and Sanderson Center for Optical Experimentation (SCOPE) have partnered with an innovative Worcester Makerspace called Technocopia to develop the fall 2020 series for the ScienceLIVE science outreach program.
Fall Modules produced in partnership with Technocopia, Inc. included:
- October 16: Brain Science (exploring neurobiology) Lauren Monroe, Technocopia Inc.
- October 23: The Building Blocks of Life (exploring cell and molecular biology) Dr. Mary Pickering, UMMS
- October 30: The Immune System (exploring immunology) Dr. Jeffrey Voss, University of Wisconsin
- November 6: Designing Prosthetic Limbs (exploring biomechanical engineering) Nadia Eshraghi, Christine Hebert, Brittany Dacier, UMMS
- November 13: The Science of Junk Food (exploring color chemistry) Dr. Ronald Grimm, WPI and Lauren Monroe, Technocopia Inc.
- November 20: DNA Sequences are a BLAST! (exploring bioinformatics and evolutionary biology) Dr. Eraj Khokhar, UMMS
- December 6: Gene Editing and CRISPR (exploring molecular biology) Dr. Chris Grove, UMMS Alum, WormBase
- December 11: Doctor's Orders: Finish your antibiotics! (exploring microbiology), Dr. Michelle Bellarose, UMMS Alum
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UMassMedical School seeks opportunities to develop and nurture community programs and initiatives that will benefit both the community and the medical school. Our approach to community engagement is based on respectful two-way communication, and we are deeply committed to enriching our surrounding communities.