Boston Science and Engineering Lectures Archive



Tuesday, August 1

8a.  "The Ethics of the Commercialization of CRISPR."   A panel discussion.   BioLabs:  300 Technology Sq, 8th flr.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Live from the Deep Ocean."   Peter R. Girguis and Jennifer Berglund.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Networked Playscapes: Redefining the Playground."   Edwina Portocarrero.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  E15-050.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Midsummer Mixed Reality (VR + AR)."   A panel discussion.   ALLEY, 10 Ware Street, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Tickets.

Wednesday, August 2

9a.  "Bees!"   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

Noon.  "The Science of Pain: Complexities and Therapies."   Harvard Medical School, REB Auditorium, 190 Longwood Ave.   Details.*

2p.  "How Biological Memory really works: Insights from the Man with the World's Greatest Memory."   Tony Dottino and Jim Karol.   MIT:  46-3002.   Details.

6p.  "SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Strategies."   Cambridge Innovation Center, 11th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge.     Details, Abstract.

Thursday, August 3

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

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

2p.  "Protecting Privacy in Visual Data."   Berhard Rinner.   BU:  8 St. Mary's, Rm 339.   Details, Abstract.

5:20p.  "Fermentable foods II - Beer and chocolate."   Harvard Biolabs:  16 Divinity Ave., Meet by volleyball court.   Details.

7p.  "African Manatees and Sea Turtles: Conservation Challenges and Successes."   Lucy Keith-Diagne and Tomas Diagne.   New England Aquarium:  Simons IMAX Theater.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

August 5 - 6.   "Butterfly and Caterpillar Weekend."   Museum of Science, Blue Wing, Lower level.   Details.

August 7 - 11.  "Amazing Animals."   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

August 7 - 11.  "Peabody Explorers."   Explore the life of the ancient Maya people through hands-on activities.   Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

August 7 - 13.  "Machine Intelligence."   Five aspects of Artificial Intelligence.   Lightbox Gallery, Harvard Art Museums.   Gallery talks and a launch event on Monday August 7th at the Berkman Klein Center.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, August 7

Noon.   "Novel Fiber-Based Optical Systems for Biomedical Applications."   Raiyan Zaman.   Matinos Center:  149 13th Street (Building 149), Room 2204.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Development of Stimuli-Responsive Molecules and Soft Materials."   Ning Zhou.   Brandeis:  Gerstenzang 124.   Details.

3p.  "Rapid Development, Real-World Deployment, and Evaluation of Projected Augmented Reality Applications."   Natan Linder.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  Media Lab, E14-633.   Details.

Tuesday, August 8

1p.  "Dynamic Drawing: Broadening Practice and Participation in Procedural Art Committee."   Jennifer Jacobs.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  Media Lab E14-633.   Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Building a Search Engine to Identify Environmental Factors in Disease and Disease-related Phenotypes."   Chirag Patel.   Northeastern University:  Network Sciences Institute, 177 Huntington Ave., 11th flr.  Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Artificial Intelligence in Art and Design."   Sarah Newman and Rachel Kalmar.   Harvard Art Museums, Calderwood Courtyard.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Safe Water."   Susan Murcott.   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, August 9

11a.  "Vision Technology for Cutting Edge Applications in Warehousing and Distribution."   David Dechow, Staff Engineer, Intelligent Robotics/Machine Vision, FANUC America Corporation.   A webinar.   Details.

Noon.  "Plant Based Ice Nuclei from Trees and Berries."   Hinrich Grothe.   MIT:  54-819.   Details, Abstract.

3p.  "Artificial Intelligence in Art and Design."   Matthew Battles.   Harvard Art Museums, Calderwood Courtyard.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Robots vs. Disease: How microscopes are aiding the discovery of new medicines."   Anne Carpenter.   Broad Institute, 415 Main St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Thursday, August 10

8 - 5:30p.   "Virtual Reality in Education Symposium."   Maggiano's Little Italy.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10 - 5p.  "Future of Outbreak Response."   A symposium.   Hosted by the Sabeti Lab.   Broad Institute, 415 Main St.   Details.

6p.  "Bird Behavior in Our Gardens and The Power of Citizen Science."   Jean Deo, ornithologist.   UMass Waltham Field Station, 240 Beaver Street, Waltham.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Introductory VR Workshop."   A webinar.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Friday, August 11

11:30a.  "Mapping Exoplanet Clouds and Albedo from Phase Curves and Spectra."   Matthew Webber.   A thesis defense.   MIT:  54-915.   Details.

2p.  "Understanding the Chemistry of Atmospheric Particles Using Single Particle Mass Spectrometry."   Maria A. Zawadowicz.   A thesis defense.   MIT:  54-915.   Details.

3p.  "Artificial Intelligence in Art and Design."   Maia Leandra.   Harvard Art Museums, Calderwood Courtyard.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, August 12

10 - 4p.  "Hackerspace Health."   Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, 4th flr, Katmandu Conference Room.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10 - 6p.  "VR/AR Hack Day."   Brookline Interactive Group, 46 Tappan St, Brookline.   Details.

2p.  "Introduction to Python for Data Science."   Hanna Zhu.    Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, 4th floor.     Details.

3p.  "Artificial Intelligence in Art and Design."   Kim Albrecht.   Harvard Art Museums, Calderwood Courtyard.   Details, Abstract.

7:30 - 10p.  "Sea the Stars Cruise."   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract.

Monday, August 14

August 14 - 18.  "Super Scientists."   Spend a week exploring science like a scientist!   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract, Reservations.

August 14 - 18.  "Geology, Gems, and Jewelry."   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details.

10:30a.  "Medication Approaches for Borderline Personality Disorder."   Brian Palmer.   A webinar.   Details, Registration.

1:30p.  "The Equipped Explorer: Virtual Reality as a Medium for Learning."   Scott Greenwald.   A thesis defense.   MIT:  E15-050 (Bartos).   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Mallow Out."   (The reference is to Marsh Mallow/Sea Hollyhock.   The event celebrates the 100th anniversary of Marshmallow Fluff.)   Nancy Rose and Pam Thompson.   Arnold Arboretum:  Dawson Pond.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "XR by the Numbers and Next Computing."   Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th flr, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, August 15

6p.  "Smart Cities - Transportation."   A Meetup.   CDM Smith, 75 State Street, Suite 701.   Details, RSVP.

7p.  "An Eclipse for Everyone."   Janine Myszka.   The Boston Public Library's WGBH Studio, 700 Boylston St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, August 16

11a.  "Exploring Neural Network Architectures For Acoustic Modeling."   Yu Zhang.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

11 - 5p.  "NISO Virtual Conference on Research Information Systems: Connections Enabling Collaboration."   Harvard:  90 Mt. Auburn St, Rm 007.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   More Details.

1p.  "Dependence of Continental Severe Convective Instability on Climatological Environmental Conditions."   Vince Agard.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  54-915.   Details.

2p.  "Armies of Bots and Humans in the Lab: Edit Wars in Wikipedia."   Taha Yasseri.   Northeastern:  Network Science Institute, 177 Huntington Ave.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "How to Build Facebook Chatbot in 30 Minutes."   A workshop.   Nivedita Mittal.   Cambridge Innovation Center, 11th Floor, 1 Broadway.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Thursday, August 17

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

10:30a.  "Trail Detectives' Club."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10a.  "The Chemistry Research Network."   Jon Gregg Gordon.   A webinar.   Presentation and discussion of new worldwide, online community for chemistry research and the intersection of chemistry and other sciences.   Details.

2p.  "Grounding Natural Language with Autonomous Interaction."   Karthik Narasimhan.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  32-G449.  Details, Abstract.

Friday, August 18

11p.  "The Comedy Hypothesis: Nanotechnology Meets Gene Therapy."   Nabiha Saklayen.   A scientist gives a micro-lecture and improvisers do improv based off of the ideas of the lecture.  ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St.   Details.

Saturday, August 19

10a.  "Boston Area Beekeepers Association Open Hives."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Sunday, August 20

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

Monday, August 21

1 - 3p.  "Solar Eclipse Viewing at the MIT Wallace Observatory."   MIT Wallace Astrophysical Observatory.   Details, Abstract, RSVP.  Children encouraged to attend.   This event will be streamed.

1 - 3p.  "Eclipse Viewing."   Parts and Crafts:  Conway Field.   Details.   Please bring your own glasses.

1p.  "View the Partial Solar Eclipse."   Arnold Arboretum, Bussey Hill.   Details.

1:30p.  "Solar Eclipse 2017: Observing on Campus."   Amanda S. Bosh.   Kresge Oval, outside the Student Center.   Details, Abstract.   Observing Tips.

Tuesday, August 22

4:15p.  "Cloning an Old Specimen: Is Air-layering the Solution?"   Robert Dowell.   Arnold Arboretum, Maple Collection.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Patient Innovators - Diabetes."   Cambridge Innovation Center (11th Floor), 1 Broadway.   Details.

6p.  "State of Charge The Massachusetts Energy Storage Initiative."   Mike Berlinski, Director, Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions..   National Grid, Rooms: Valley A&B, 40 Sylvan Rd, Waltham.     Details.

Wednesday, August 23

6p.  "Bayesian Statistics, Deep Nets, PyMC, and Theano."   Eric Ma.   O'Reilly Media, 2 Avenue De Lafayette.   Details, Abstract.

Thursday, August 24

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

10:30a.  "Trail Detectives' Club."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10a.  "Learning Diseases from Data."   Bryan Haslam.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

5:30p.  "Naturally Occurring Off-Switches for CRISPR-Cas9."   Patty Rohs.   Harvard:  26 Oxford St, Rm 440.   Details.

6:30p.  "The Discovery of Insulin."   A BosLab Book Club Meetup.   BosLab, 339R Summer St, Somerville.   Details.

Friday, August 25

12:10p.  "Processes Underlying Patterns of Phylogenetic Regionalization."   Barnabas Daru.   Arnold Arboretum:  Weld Hill.   Details.

2p.  "Multimodal and Deep Learning for Robust Speech Recognition."   Xue Feng.   MIT:  32-D463.   Details, Abstract.

Saturday, August 26

10a.  "Boston Area Beekeepers Association Open Hives."   Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7:30 - 10p.  "Sea the Stars Cruise."   Museum of Science.   Details, Abstract.

Tuesday, August 29

11a.  "Simultaneous Localization and Mapping-Aware, Self-Supervised Perception in Mobile Robots."   Sudeep Pillai.   A dissertation defense.   MIT:  32-G449.   Details, Abstract.

Wednesday, August 30

2p.  "A Chemical Odor Map in the Cortex."   Stanislav Pashkovski.   HMS:  Cannon Room, Building C, 240 Longwood Avenue.   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 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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