Boston Science and Engineering Lectures Archive



August 1 - 5.  "Animal Naturalists."   Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.   Details, Abstract.

August 1 - 2.   "Anomaly Detection Workshop."   IBM, 1 Rogers St.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Monday, August 1

1:30p.  "Language-Independent Methods for Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Training."   Ann Lee.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, August 2

8a.  "Reiki Therapy and Conventional Medicine: An Integrative and Comprehensive Approach."   A forum.   Brigham and Women's Hospital, Bornstein Family Amphitheater, 45 Francis Street.   Details.*

9 - Noon.   "COMSOL Multiphysics Software with Application Builder."   A workshop featuring a proprietary physics simulator.   COMSOL, Inc., Training Room, 100 District Avenue, Burlington.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10a.  "The Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems."   A dissertation seminar.   Niraj K. Inamdar.   MIT:  54-915.   Details.

2p.   "Children as Data Scientists: Explorations in Creating, Thinking, and Learning with Data."   A dissertation seminar.   Sayamindu Dasgupta.   MIT:  E14-633.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, August 3

Noon.  "Autocatalytic Reactions."   Zulma Jimenez.   Brandeis:  Rosensteil 118.   Details.

1p.  "SciFest VI."   A poster display of undergraduate research at Brandeis.   Details.

6p.  "Ecology of the Social Life of Bacillus subtilis."   Ines Mandic-Mulec.   Harvard:  HUCE Seminar Room 310, 24 Oxford St.   Details.

August 4 - 6.   "Scratch@MIT."   MIT:  Various Locations.   Details.

Thursday, August 4

3p.  "JavaScript in the Small."   Satiah Chandra.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Join FRONTLINE VR Team, BIG & NCTV @Public VR Lab Meetup Launch."   Kenzie Audette and Carla Borras.   Brookline Interactive Group, 46 Tappan Street, Brookline.   Details.

Friday, August 5

10:30a.  "Adaptive Security of Yao's Garbled Circuits."   Zahra Jafargholi.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

Sunday, August 7

1p.  "Sensory Ethnography Lab: Experiments with Cinema."   Exploring the intersection of cinema and anthropology.   Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, Lower level.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, August 8

6:30p.  "Engineering Health, Designing New Medical Technologies."   Giovanni Traverso and Daniel Kohane.   The Burren, Davis Sq, 247 Elm St, Somerville.   Details.

Tuesday, August 9

9a.  "Hydric Soils."   Amanda Atwell and Arthur Allen, VP, EcoTec.   Garden in the Woods, Framingham.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

5:45p.  "Revealing and Manipulating the Costs of Gene Expression."   Tzachi Pilpel.   Lab.   Meetup, Boston Area Group for Informatics and Modeling.   Broad Institute, Monadnock Room, 415 Main St, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.

6:30p.  "Enigmas of Life: Getting It Started and Becoming Complex."   Zachary Adam.   Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St, Belmont.   Details.

Wednesday, August 10

4p.  "How Mutualism Evolves: experimental microbiome evolution in gnotobiotic flies."   Maria Elena Martino.   MIT:  48-316.   Details.

5:30p.  "Nanotechnology for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering."   Qiaobing Xu.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, August 11

3p.  "Rockery Revelations."   Arnold Arboretum, Valley Road.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "Web Information Harvesting - P2P Proxy Networks."   Ofer Vilenksi.   Rakuten, 2 South Station.   Details, Abstract.   If you have trouble finding the office call 617-502-8954.

Friday, August 12

10:30a.   "Ground Truth in Ultra-Dense Neural Recording."   A dissertation seminar.   Brian Allen.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, August 13

10:30a.  "Pruning Fundamentals."   Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

2p.  "Interactive Clothing Solutions."   MIT Museum, 256 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

Sunday, August 14

1p.  "Sensory Ethnography Lab: Experiments with Cinema."   Exploring the intersection of cinema and anthropology.   Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, Lower level.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, August 15

6p.  "Instagram Basics."   Boston Public Library, Community Learning Center.   Details, Abstract.


August 16 - 18.  "Under the Sea."   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

Tuesday, August 16

2p.  "Learning Visual Models from Paired Audio-Visual Examples."   Andrew Owens.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

6:30p.  "How Restorative Development Can Address Climate Change."   William Moomaw.   Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St, Belmont.   Details, Abstract.   RESCHEDULED to 9/13.  

Wednesday, August 17

5:30p.  "Nature-Inspired Materials Design."   Sarah Perry.   Harvard:  Pierce 209.   Details.

6:30p.  "Botanic Inventory Methods."   Ted Elliman.   Garden in the Woods, Framingham.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "Raspberry Pi Programming Workshop."   Michael McMahon.   MIT:  E51-315.   Details.

Thursday, August 18

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

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

Noon.   "Mapping Ammanís Public Transportation System."   Peter Damrosch.   Harvard:  CGIS South S050.   Details.

Noon.  "Satellite Monitoring of Boston Harbor Water Quality: Past, Present, and Future."   Bob Chen.   MIT:  E38-3rd Floor Conference Room.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "The Technical Challenge of Hate Speech, Incitement and Extremism in Social Media."   Andre Oboler.   MIT:  E51-325.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, August 20

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

Noon - 4p.  "App Inventer."   Develop your own app for a smartphone or tablet.   MIT Museum, 165 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

Sunday, August 21

11a.  "Family Exploration."   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract.

Noon - 4p.  "Programming with Scratch."   MIT Museum, 165 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

1p.  "Field Identification Techniques."   Garden in the Woods, Framingham.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

1p.  "Sensory Ethnography Lab: Experiments with Cinema."   Exploring the intersection of cinema and anthropology.   Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, Lower level.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, August 22

9:45 - 4:30p.   "COMSOL Multiphysics, Application Builder, Fluid Flow & Electrochemistry workshop."   COMSOL is a proprietary physics simulator.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G125.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon.  "Alternative Splicing and Synapses."   Andrea Gomez .   Harvard:  Northwesr 243, 52 Oxford St.   Details.

3p.  "Quantum Assisted Sensing, Simulation and Control."   A dissertation seminar.   Ashok Ajoy.   MIT:  36-428.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, August 23

1p.  "Endogenous Bioelectric Computation Controls Growth and Form in Non-Neural Tissues: opportunities for regenerative medicine and synthetic morphology."   Michael Levin.   Wyss Institute, Room 521, 3 Blackfan Circle.   Details, Abstract.


August 24 - 28.   "A 5-day Exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate."   Various locations.   Details.

Wednesday, August 24

1p.  "Global Mapping of Protein Interaction Networks."   Andrew Emili.   Wyss Institute:  Room 521, 3 Blackfan Circle.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Machine Learning: An intuitive foundation."   A Meetup.   Anchor Room 121, 50 Milk Street, Boston.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, August 25

10a.  "Computational Design of Foldable Robots via Composition."   Cynthia Sung.   A dissertation seminar.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

Friday, August 26

10:30a.  "Outlook Towards a Commercial Fusion Reactor."   Guenter Janeschitz.   MIT:  NW17-218.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, August 27

9 - 4:30p.  "Conserving Bumble Bees."   Rich Hatfield.   Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10 - 2p.  "Mushrooms for Beginners."   Garden in the Woods, Framingham MA.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Noon - 4p.  "3-D Printing and Design."   A workshop.   MIT Museum, 165 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

Sunday, August 28

Noon - 4p.  "Kinetic Sculpture."   A workshop.   MIT Museum, 165 Massachusetts Ave.   Details.

1p.  "Saving Monarch Butterflies."   Jose Luis Alverez.   Forests for Monarchs.   Arnold Arboretum, Valley Road.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, August 29

10a.  "Intelligent Transportation Systems Leveraging Next-Generation Mobile Devices, Sensors, and Networks."   Jason Gao.   A dissertation seminar.   MIT:  32-G882.   Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Blueprints for Smell: Defining the Architecture of the Necklace Olfactory System."   Taralyn Tan.   HMS:  Goldenson 122, 220 Longwood.   Details.*

1p.  "A New Approach to Distribution Testing."   Daniel Kane.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin 123.   Details, Abstract.

4p.  "How to Explain Optical Rotation to Kids on the Basis of the Electronic Structure of Real Molecules."   Bart Kahr.   Kahr Group.   Brandeis:  Geller Conference Room, Hassenfeld.   Details.

Tuesday, August 30

10a.  "Mindfulness in Relation to Stress, Intrusive Thinking, Sleep Quality, and Memory."   A dissertation seminar.   Nicholas Brisbon.   Brandeis:  Geller Conference Room, Hassenfeld.   Details.

11a.  "Status of X-ray Phase-Contrast and Dark-Field Imaging for Pre-Clinical and Clinical Applications."   Franz Pfeiffer.   BU:  PHO 339, 8 St. Mary's.   Details.

12:30p.  "Geophysical Investigation of Vesta, Ceres and the Moon Using Gravity and Topography Data."   A dissertation seminar.   Anton Ermakov.   MIT:  54-915.   Details.

12:30p.  "New Insights into Proteasome Function: From Protein Degradation to Neurodegenerative Disease."   Alfred Goldberg.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 121.   Details.

6:30p.  "Open House - Project Night."   BosLab, 339R Summer St, Somerville.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, August 31

6p.  "META Presentation and VR for PTSD."   John Werner and Andrea Webb.   Cambridge Innovation Center - Venture Cafe, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Reservations.



*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 esexton@genetics.med.harvard.edu (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.

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