Boston Science and Engineering Lectures Archive

Wednesday, June 1

8a.  "Cannabinoids: Curse or Cure?"   A forum.   MassBio, 300 Technology Square, 8th floor.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   This event will be live-streamed.

9 - 7p.  "Kendall Square Convergence 2016."   A showcase of life science innovations.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

1p.  "The Next Generation of Implicit Brain-Computer Interfaces: Enhancing User Learning and Creativity."   Beste Yuksel.   A thesis defense.   Tufts:  196 Boston Ave, 4th flr.   Details, Abstract.

3:30p.  "Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling of Human Disease."   George J. Murphy.   HMS:  Goldenson 122.   Details.*

5:30p.  "Batsuits, Bike Frames and Boogie Boards: New Materials built from the Atom Up."   Kate Ziemer.   Northeastern:  105 Shillman Hall.   Details.

5:30p.  "Engineering Functional Defects in Precisely Synthesized Macromolecules."   Mingjiang Zhong.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin Lounge.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Things I Think About: Fibers, Gangs, Bait & Meat."   Kit Parker.   Honeycomb, Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street.   Details.

6:30p.  "Whose Fault is Obesity?"   Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Harbor View Ballroom, 296 State Street.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Thursday, June 2

12:30p.  "Therapeutics Spring Symposium."   HMS:  Cannon Rm.   Details.*

2p.  "Breakthrough Percepts: (Sub)liminal Salience Search and EEG Deception Detection on the Fringe of Awareness."   Howard Bowman.   MIT:  46-4199.   Details.

6p.  "Radical Redesign of Health Care and Its Implications for Policy."   Don Berwick.   HLS:  Milstein East ABC, Wasserstein Hall.   Details.

7p.  "Beyond the Telescope: Surprises in the Outer Solar System."   Matthew Holman.   Museum of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium.   Details.

7p.  "Theories, Things and Creatures."   Andrew Yang and Naomi Pierce.   MIT:  Bartos Theatre, 20 Ames St.   Details, RSVP.

7p.  "The Impact of Invasive Lionfish on Bermuda’s Marine Ecosystem."   Corey Eddy.   New England Aquarium:  Simons IMAX Theatre.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

June 4 - 5.  "Humanitarian TechFest 2016 East Coast."   Berkman Center for Internet and Society, 23 Everett St, 2nd floor.   Details, Registration.

June 4-5.   "National Day of Civic Hacking."   Features a CommonCamp unconference on Saturday and a HackLab on Sunday.   Locations TBA.   Details.

Saturday, June 4

9a.  "Rooftop WLAN, IoT, and the Doobie Brothers: What were once Vices are now Habits."   Kurt Keville.   MIT:  E51-315.   Details.

Sunday, June 5

Noon.  "Regenerative Session with Planaria."   Reddien Lab for Regeneration Research.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachuetts Ave.   Details. Abstract.

Monday, June 6

8:45 - 4p.  "COMSOL Multiphysics Boot Camp."   Residence Inn Boston Cambridge, Doc Edgerton Room, 120 Broadway, Six Cambridge Center.   Details, Registration.

Noon.  "Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: A window into Mind/Brain Medicine."   W.Curt LaFrance, Jr..   BWH:  Carrie Hall, Conference Room, 15 Francis St.   Details.

June 7 - 9.  "Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems, and Global Impacts."   A conference.   Revere Hotel, Boston Common.   Details, Abstracts, Registration.

Tuesday, June 7

8:30 - 8:30p.  "Response of Global Climate to the Antarctic Ozone Hole."   MIT:  66-110.   Details.

11a.  "Modeling Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Diseases Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells."   Tracy Young-Pearse.   McLean:  deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill St.   Details.

1p.  "From Seed to Tree."   Arnold Arboretum:  Bonsau and Penjing Collection.   Details, Registration.

5:30 - 8:30p.  "Cybersecurity II."   A conference.   HBS:  Hawes 101. 60 Harvard Way.   Details, Registration.

7p.  "Mineral Identification??."   Arthur McClelland.   Harvard:  Geological Museum, Haller Hall.   Details, Abstract.

June 8 - 10.  "Harvard Clinical Bioethics Course."   HMS.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, June 8

9:30a.  "Resources for Emotion Regulations."   Heather Urry.   McLean Hospital:  115 Mill Hospital.   Details.

Noon.  "The Implications of 'Active Genetics'."   Ethan Bier.   HMS:  NRB 350.   Details.*

5 - 8p.  "The Future of UX: Is Technology Leaving Us Behind?"   A panel discussion.   Bentley University, 175 Forest St, Executive Dining Room.   Details, Registration.

8p.  "Get Schooled: Deciding if a Games Education is Right for You."   A panel discussion.   Monroe Restaurant, 450 Mass Ave.   Details.

7p.  "Technology + Fashion: Projects for Tomorrow and Today."   Sputnikol.   Boston Museum of Fine Arts.   Details, Abstract.

June 9 - 10.  "Modern Wireless System Design: From Circuit to Web-based Apps."   Crowne Plaza Hotel, 15 Middlesex Canal Park Dr, Woburn.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, June 9

8 - 5p.  "New England Complex Fluids Workshop."   MIT:  32-123.   Details, Registration.

12:30p.  "Epigenetic and Metabolic Regulation of Aging."   Anne Brunet.   The Brunet Lab.   HMS:  Cannon Rm.   Details.

4p.  "Positive Psychological Functioning: An Enduring Asset for Healthy Aging."   Laura Kubzansky.   BWH:  Zinner Breakout Room, 70 Francis.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past."   Chuck Klosterman.   Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St.   Details.

6 - 9p.  "TEDx Cambridge."   Boston Opera House.   Details, Tickets.

6:30p.  "3D Modeling."   Robert Vignone.   Formlabs, 35 Medford Street, 3rd Floor, Somerville.   Details, Registration.

6:30p.  "modRNA."   Elissa Hobert.   BosLab, 229 Summer St, Somerville.   Details.

7p.  "Diagnosing Leviathan: Adventures of a Whale Veterinarian."   Rosalind M. Rolland, DVM, Director of Ocean Health, Senior Scientist.   New England Aquarium:  Simons IMAX Theatre.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

8p.  "Gravitational Wave Update."   Bob Naeye.   Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St.   Details, Abstract.

June 10 - 12.  "Hololens hackathon."   A Meetup.   Raiz Labs, 50 Milk St.   Details, Abstract.

Friday, June 10

10 - 7p.  "Technology, Design and Social Impact."   A conference.   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Neurobiology of Social Behavior Abnormalities and the Role of Gtf2i in the Etiology of Williams Syndrome."   Barak Boaz.   MIT:  46-6011.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "The Neural Basis of the Human Imagination."   Peter Tse.   Harvard:  WJH 601.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, June 11

9:30 - 4p.  "DayCon 2016: 'Bodies in Motion'."   A conference for the general public.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin.   Details, Registration.

11 - 5p.  "BPS Robotics Olympics."   An annual robotics competition hosted by Boston Public Schools for BPS schools and students.   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Registration.

Monday, June 13

Noon.  "4D Mapping of Network-Specific Pathological Propagation in Alzheimer’s Disease."   A thesis defense.   Rebecca Canter.   MIT:  46-3310.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Learning Structured Representations for Perception and Control."   A thesis defense.   Tejas Kulkarni.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Fires, Invasives, and Ticks, Oh My! Forecasting Ecology in a Changing World."   Michael Dietze.   The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies."   Sara M. Lewis.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Registration.

8:30p.  "Flash Night: Firefly Walk with Sara Lewis."   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

June 14 - 15.  "Boston Bacterial Meeting 2016."   A conference.   MIT:  Kresge Auditorium.   Details.

Tuesday, June 14

11a.  "The Neurocircuitry of Motivation in Human Addiction and Addiction Risk: Insights from fMRI."   James Bjork.   McLean Hospital:  deMarneffe 132.   Details.

Noon.   "Can Computers be Feminist? Procedural Politics and Computational Creativity."   Gillian Smith.   MIT:  E25-401.   Details, Abstract.

2:30p.  "Video Vibration Analysis."   Abe Davis.   A thesis defense.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "The Hippo Pathway in Cell Growth, Organ Size, and Cancer."   Kun-Liang Guan.   HMS:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binney St.   Details.*

5:30p.  "More than Roses."   Nancy Rose, Editor, Arnoldia.   Arnold Arboretum.   Details, Registration.

6:30p.  "Answering Voters’ Questions on Election Websites: Testing the Mental Model Matchup."   Dana Chisnell.   Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6:30p.  "What Arctic Caves Reveal about Ancient Climate Cycles."   Jeremy Shakun.   Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St, Belmont.   Details.

Wednesday, June 15

9 - 6p.  "Parkinson's Disease."   A symposium.   HMS:  NRB Amphitheater, 77 Ave Louis Pasteur.   Details, Registration.*

9:30a.  "Biological Bases of Anxiety."   Alex Shackman.   McLean Hospital, de Marneffe 218.   Details.

2p.  "The Things that Robots don't Need to Learn."   Rico Jonschkowski.   MIT:  32-G4 Lounge (32G-475A).   Details, Abstract.

5p.  "Physicochemical Properties of Extracellular Matrix: Key to function, Clue to mechanism."   Shyni Varghese.   Harvard:  Room 330, 60 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "The Iridium Story."   John Bloom and Ray Leopold.   Author's talk.   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "A Graybeards's Worst Nightmare - How Docker Containers are Re-Defining the Linux OS."   Daniel Riek.   MIT:  E51-315.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Changing Landscape of Melanoma in the Era of Immunotherapy."   Jennifer Y. Lin.   HMS:  TMEC 128, 260 Longwood Ave.   Details.*

6:30p.  "Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life."   A study group.   BosLab, 339 Summer St, Somerville.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Project Atomic."   A Docker-based project for creating and running applications in Linux containers.   Daniel Riek.   MIT:  E51-315.   Details.

Thursday, June 16

10:30a.  "Early Explorers."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.   Details.

1p.  "Trail Detectives' Club."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

11:30a.  "From Hidden to Overt: Uncovering the roles of glia in hearing and hearing loss."   Gabriel Corfas.   HMS:  Goldenson 122, 220 Longwood Ave.   Details.*

1:30p.  "Two Stories of Neurodevelopment: Exosome-mediated secretion of sonic hedgehog and somatic mutation in disorders of DNA damage repair."   Michael Coulter.   HMS:  Goldenson 122, 220 Longwood Ave.   Details.*

2p.  "Modeling Batteries and Fuel Cells."   A webinar.   Details, Registration.

4p.  "Boston Techjam."   City Hall Plaza.   Details, Registration.

6 - 9p.  "Global Pitchfest 2016."   Details, Tickets. .

6p.  "Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals."   Nathan H. Lents.   The Human Evolution Blog.   An author's event.   Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch, 365 Bremen Street, East Boston.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Leveraging Advances in Computational Electrodynamics to Enable New Kinds of Nanophotonic Devices."   Ardavan Oskooi.   Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "Harvesting Fish for Aquariums: How Many Is Too Many?"   A forum.   New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

June 17 - 19.   "Lyme Innovation."   A hackathon.   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Register.

Friday, June 17

11a.  "Watson on Wheels: A Journey from Connected to Cognitive Vehicles."   Catherine H. Crawford and Aisha Walcott-Bryant.   MIT:  32-G4 Lounge (32G-475A).   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, June 18

10a.  "Ten Trees Kids Love."   Nancy Sableski, Manager, Children's Education.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "Microbial Conversations."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "Midsummer Celebration."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract.

Sunday, June 19

10:30a.  "Butterfly Gardens."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

2-5p.  "Fixer Faire."   Union Square Plaza, Somerville.   Details.

Monday, June 20

4.  "Venoms to Drugs."   Paul Alewood.   MIT:  4-270.   Details.

5 - 9p.  "Summer Solstice Celebration 2016."   Harvard Museums of Science and Culture.   Details.

June 21 - 22.  "COMSOL Multiphysics Intensive Training."   Training in a proprietary physics simulator.   COMSOL, Inc., 100 District Avenue, Burlington.   Details.

Tuesday, June 21

8 - 10a.  "The Digital Healthcare Landscape."   MassBio, 300 Tech Square, 8th Floor.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

9 - 1p.   "Aligning Policy and People: Why the Time is Right to Transform Advanced Care."   A conference.   HLS:  Wasserstein Hall, Millstein East ABC (2036).   Details, Registration.

11a.  "Alpha Health: A multi-year funded project to transform conscious control of health-related behaviours."   Oliver Harrison.   MIT:  46-3310.   Details, Abstract.

11a.  "Genetic Models of Autism: Molecules to Potential Therapeutics."   Craig Powell.   McLean Hospital:  deMarneffe 132, 115 Mill Street, Belmont.   Details.

2p.  Three talks will be given:   "Beyond Genomics: A systems pharmacology approach to understanding therapeutics," by Peter Sorger; "Living Therapeutics: Designing biology to diagnose and treat disease," by Pam Silver; and "Using Big Data and Natural Experiments to Identify What Works and Doesn’t Work in Health Care," by Anupam B. Jena.   HMS:  Armenise Amphitheater, 210 Longwood.   Details.

5:30p.  "Plant Conservation in Action."   Michael Dosmann, Curator, Living Collections.   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6 - 9p.  "How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise."   A forum.   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Designing a Designer to Design Designs."   Kevin M. Moerman.   Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, June 22

8 - 5:30p.  "Precision Medicine 2016: Rogue Therapeutics."   A conference.   HMS:  Joseph B. Martin Amphitheater, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur.   Details, Registration.*

11a.  "D-Lab Tour."   MIT:  N51-300.   Details.

11:30a.  "Learn About Cybersecurity in Wearable Robotics."   Michael Vai.   Harvard:  Pierce 301.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Cranial Nerve Development in Health and Disease."   Elizabeth Engle.   HMS:  New Research Building 3rd Floor Conference Room, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.   Details.*

12:30 - 4:30p.  "Workshop on Virtual Reality and Immersive Projection in Construction and Architectural Design."   Jeffrey Jacobson.   Scalable Display Technologies, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.   Details, Tickets.

1:30p.  "Shady Edibles."   Dan Jaffe.   Garden in the Woods, Framingham.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

2p.  "The Proteasome: An allosteric machine that is corrupted by a common oligomer in neurodegenerative diseases."   David Smith.   HMS:  Harvard Medical School, Building C, Cannon Room, 240 Longwood Avenue.   Details.*

June 23 - 24.  "Data Cuisine Workshop."   Food as a means of communication.   Moritz Stefaner.   Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Ryder Hall 320.   Details, Registration.

Thursday, June 23

10:30a.  "Early Explorers."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.   Details.

1p.  "Trail Detectives' Club."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Smashing Protons and Searching for New Particles: with the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC."   Sami Dhaliwal, Branseis University.   Brandeis:  Rosenstiel 118.   Details.

1 - 4:30p.  "Oceans."   Harvard:  Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "The Evolution of Crosstalk in Signaling Networks."   Eric Deeds.   Northeastern:  50 Dodge.   Details.

4:30p.  "The Ethical Duty to Know: The Tragic Case of Facilitated Communication for Autism."   A forum.   This event will be webcast at   HMS:  Warren Alpert 236, 200 Longwood Ave.   Details, Registration.*

5p.  "Global Health in a Changing World."   Jeremy Farrar.   HSPH:  Kresge 502, 677 Huntington Ave.   Details.*

6p.  "Phineas Gage Event."   A set of lectures on the ever-evolving case of Phineas Gage.   HMS:  Countway Library, Minot Room, 10 Shattuck St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.*

6p.  "This is Your Brain on Sports."   Sam Sommers.   A Tufts Athletics Alumni Networking Event.   Tufts:  Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Avenue.   Details.

7p.  "Automated Zero-Day Defense."   Aaron Paulos.   MIT:  E51-315.   Details, Abstract.

June 24 - 25.   "Basic Wetland ID and Delineation."   Alan Anacheka-Nasemann.   Garden in the Woods, Framingham.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, June 24

10a.  "Planning Robust Dynamical Motion with Contact."   Hongkai Dai.   A thesis defense.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details.

Saturday, June 25

9:30 - 5p.  "Indexical Design."   A Symposium on the Experience of Information and Materiality of Data.   Northeastern:  Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen St.   Details, Registration.

1p.  "Let's Look at the Leventritt."   Kate Stonefoot, Manager, Visitor Engagement.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details.

Sunday, June 26

10a.  "Conserving and Gardening for Monarchs."   Garden in the Woods, Framingham.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "Building with Biology: Activities and Conversations About Synthetic Biology."   A discussion.   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

6 - 8p.  "Should We Engineer the Mosquito?"   A discussion.   Museum of Science.   Details.

Monday, June 27

6 - 9p.  "Boston Quantified Self Show & Tell."   A Meetup.   Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

7p.  "3D Printing."   A Meetup.   Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler St, Somerville.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

Tuesday, June 28

4p.  "Cell and Tissue Dynamics in Pancreatic Cancer."   Dafna Bar-Sagi.   HMS:  Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binnet St.   Details.*

5:30p.  The installation of the Schwerpunkt, a suspended anamorphic neuron sculpture by Ralph Helmick.   MIT:  46, 3rd flr.   Details, RSVP.

6:30p.  "The Push for Renewable Energy."   Philip Warburg.   Belmeon Media Center, 9 Lexington St.   Details.

Wednesday, June 29

2p.  "Ocular Drug Delivery or How to Squeeze Camels Through the Eye of a Needle."   Achim Göpferich.   Wyss Institute, 3 Blackfan Circle.   Details, Abstract.

Postponed to Thursday.   6p.  "Endless Watermelons."   Lori Shapiro.   Arnold Arboretum:  Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden.   Details.

6p.  "NVIDIA and DotProduct/WorldViz."   A demo.   Cambridge Innovation Center, Venture Cafe. nbsp; Details, Abstract, Tickets.

7p.  "Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space."   Janna Levin.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, June 30

1p.  "Trail Detectives' Club."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Integrating Functional and Genomic Data to Understand Complex Disease."   Alexander (Sasha) Gusev.   Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:  Smith 308/309, 450 Brokkline Ave.   Details.

2p.  "Live from the Deep Ocean."   A Q&A.   Peter R. Girguis.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

6p.  "Endless Watermelons."   Lori Shapiro.   Arnold Arboretum:  Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden.   Details.

*Admission to Harvard's medical area buildings often requires ID issued by a "Harvard Medical School Affiliate".  A list of these institutions can be consulted here.   Persons interested in events in the medical area that are not explicitly public, that have sponsors with whom they have no experience, and who are unsure if their ID will guarantee access, might want to email the contact person cited in the details page and ask.  Inquiries directed at the HMS Dept of Genetics should be emailed to (or 617-432-7666) at least one day before the event.  Events in the medical area that do not carry an asterisk are those that I think are prepared to receive the unaffiliated.