Girls Day

November 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Every November and March, the MIT Museum celebrates women in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Visitors can expect to explore, create, and investigate with scientists from many local universities. This November we will be exploring the complex and curious world of neuroscience. Hands-on activities, informal talks, and demonstrations are included with admission.

Activities include:
Prism goggles, neural mapping, optical illusions and mind tricks, and optogenetics in worms. Also a "live painting" of a 6' canvas by Daniela Gamba, illustrator and Gamemaster at Eyewire.

Recommended for ages 10+ but all are welcome. 

Schedule:
11 a.m. Short talks by female neuroscientists
12 - 4 p.m. Hands-on experiments and demonstrations
3 p.m. Neural Mural making

Our partners for the day:

MIT:
Biological Engineering
Brain and Cognitive Science Department
Harvard-MIT Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology
McGovern Institute
MIT Society of Women Engineers
Picower Institute
Whitehead Institute

Harvard:
Conte Center
Graduate Women in Science and Engineering

Boston University:
BU STEAM
Brain and Early Experiences Laboratory

Princeton:
Eyewire

Other:
McLean Hospital
WGBH

Speakers:
Gail Chan, Scientist, Amgen
Jan Iyer, Graduate Researcher, Harvard-MIT Speech and Hearing Bioscience 
Marta Kryven, Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines
Maya Mitalipova, Director, Human Stem Cell Laboratory, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Resarch, MIT

 

This event is presented in conjunction with The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

And be sure to mark your calendar for March 23, when Girls Day looks at architecture!