Do you want to learn about STEM careers and biomedical research? Do you, your family, or your class have questions about what it takes to pursue research in college and beyond?
Every Tuesday at 10 AM EDT, IRM@Home brings scientists and educators right to you. These interactive weekly seminars will give you the chance to hear from real life researchers and educators and ask them questions about their work and their journeys in science. Please join us!
***Thank you for learning with us this year. IRM@Home will be taking a break over the summer. You can watch all of the recordings from Spring 2020 below! More information about IRM outreach can be found on our Outreach page.
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Previous sessions and recordings
Kate is a postdoctoral fellow in Greg Bashaw’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Neuroscience, where she uses fruit flies to understand how the nervous system forms. Kate has also helped develop and teach the DrosoPHILA program, an outreach curriculum based on research in the Bashaw lab. In this session, Kate will talk about the role of creativity in the scientific process.
Hannah Kolev is a PhD candidate in Dr. Klaus Kaestner’s lab within the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Genetics. Listen in to learn about her work studying cell fate determination in the intestine and discover how her experiences led her to pursue graduate studies at Penn.
Students will examine COVID-19 from a legal and ethical aspect. We will review current policies in various states as well as responses of individuals to those policies. We will also discuss best practices for the future Post COVID-19 society.
Hannah got her start in science studying how songbirds learn how to sing– which could help us discover how people learn how to talk! From a lab in California to the cloud forests of Ecuador, tune in on May 5 to learn how the science of song has taken her around the world.
Our speaker on April 28th will be Amanda Purdy, Ph.D., Director of Academic Affairs at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Amanda will discuss her career path from the lab bench to the classroom, and then back again were she currently builds programs to ignite a passion for science through hands-on adventures in a research lab
Heather Butts-Parts 1 & 2
On March 24 & 31, Heather Butts, JD, MPH, MA, Founder of L.E.A.R.N. for Life Consulting and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of Public Health and St. John’s University School of Law, joined us. She spoke about how to scout colleges and prepare for applications and answered viewer questions.