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Stem Cell Art

BY IRWIN ADAM EYDELNANT
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Irwin Adam is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. After a crazy journey through Siberia, he moved to Toronto from Montreal. Inspired by his designer friends, he's turning 2D stem cells into microscopic 3D art.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 27, 2013.

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Understanding Cancer

BY KELLY HOLMES
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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Stem Cell Donation: Match in a Million

BY SOON-OK HEIJMANS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 19, 2015

Soon-ok Heijmans, a researcher on Asian affairs and a leukemia survivor, tells about the miracle of finding one's match in a million through stemcell donation.

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Stem to Steam

BY KAI KAONI
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 02, 2017

From the perspective of an artist, engineer and educator, Kai Kaoniexplores the importance of art in innovation curriculum.  Using his own photography and paintings as a backdrop, he describes how the new STEAM education initiative could create the next generation of great American thinkers.

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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Beyond Thin Mints: Girl Scouting & STEM

BY ALLISON MARTINSON
@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

When you think about Girl Scouts, you probably don't think about Juliette Gordon Low, the hard-of-hearing inventor that helped bring scouting to the United States. You're probably thinking about cookies. Cookies are a Girl Scout's first introduction to entrepreneurship. Allison Martinson introduces them to engineering. At Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland, Girl Scouts are learning to use their dreams and ideas to make, build, design, create, dissect, and analyze. Badgerland's program introduces girls to code, robotics, entomology, and rocketry, connects girls to inspiring adult volunteers, and encourages girls to use STEM to make the world a better place.

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The New Era of Living Medicines

BY JAN NOLTA
@ VOL 27 ON APR 20, 2017

Jan Nolta talks about the UC Davis Stem Cell Program and Regenerative Cures.

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STEM, стартапи та профорієнтація: що важливо знати та вміти сучасним дітям у мінливому світі

BY ROKSOLANA LEVITSKAYA
@ VOL 25 ON APR 12, 2018

Погляд спеціаліста, мами та викладача-тьютора на проблеми інженерно-технічної освіти наших дітей.

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Advances in Stem Cell Therapies

BY GREG PALKOWSKI
@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Dr. Gregory Palkowski has practiced in Beavercreek, OH for over 35 years. He is the Clinic Director of a multidisciplinary, group practice that specializes in Physical Medicine, Weight Loss and Regenerative Medicine. He has been married for almost 40 years, two adult children, and three grandchildren.

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Seeing the World in LEGO: Mixing Creativity, Art and STEM

BY LUKE LYONS
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 04, 2019

What if the world was made of LEGO? In this talk, Luke Lyons shares how he sees the world as tiny plastic interlocking bricks.  Lyons, like many children, grew up playing with LEGO, but today he uses LEGO as an outlet for his creativity and artistic side.  He has created LEGO scale buildings of old high schools, university buildings, train stations and designed his own museum specifically for the purpose of displaying a LEGO Tyrannosaurus rex. He discusses how LEGO promotes creativity in STEM education, while still accessing the arts.

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PKN San Francisco Vol. 31

After Tokyo, the longest-running PechaKucha Night is in San Francisco, and that city's organizer Paul Jamtgaard sends in the following report for last week's Vol. 31. Our 31st event continued along the same upward trends we've been enjoying for 3 years!! They just keep getting better. The line outside was becoming a problem while we made the last preparations, but we were happy to welcome over 300 people, coming back to our old stomping grounds at 330 Ritch in the South of Market to see 11 fantastic presentations that included more than one first for PK-sf, among them an artistic aerial trapeze performance and a live jazz trio. While DJ Dan Senatore was jetting about Europe, DJ Joe filled-in with some excellent rolling vibes that more than filled the space when Keith Chamberlain and his jazz trio were not giving us all some seriously cool atmosphere -- we all looked sexier when they played. His presentation on the evening's theme of "CHANGE" launched with Shiva the god of destruction and creativity, and wove a line of thought right through the centerline of a stem cell's first steps of growth...he left the room wowed and awed. Not to be outdone, the aerial performance duo of Kate & Alayna AKA "Bow & Sparrow" spun the room's attention round to the middle of the space. Kate performed a sensual dance 7 feet off the ground while images of their performances flashed across the screen. Architect Jerry Griffin gave an eye-popping crash course in how far a sustainable building can go in the Synergy Center project he has been designing, and Frederick Gibson shared his practice's work from Califiornia to New Zealand. Travel writer Edward Hasbrouck challenged everyone not only to go out and see the world, but also -- because it will be increasingly difficult to do it -- to make the most of this fading opportunity to connect to this human race of ours. The next edition of PKN San Francisco is set for March 13 at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design. The theme for the evening will be "STIMULATE."

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Stem Cell Art, Bridging Community and Students Through Art, and the Story Behind a Poster

Presentations Irwin Adam is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. As you'll see in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 10), after a crazy journey through Siberia, he moved to Toronto from Montreal. Inspired by his designer friends, he's turning 2D stem cells into 3D "art." In his presentation (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10), Bernardo Diaz describes the program he developed to connect his students with some of the city's community centers. Posters Instead of adding a new poster to the Tumblr blog today, we share the story behind the making of Springfield, MO's poster for its upcoming Vol. 8, produced by organizer Pam Rubert.Since we are hosting this event at our studio on our lonely industrial street, I drew our streetscape for the poster. When the full moon rises over our street, I sometimes think that my husband's aluminum sculpture is reaching for the moon. When I look out of my office window, I can sometimes see a family of groundhogs that have made a home underground. Every day they are throwing more dirt and rocks out of the hole, so the tunnels must be getting bigger and more complex. I imagined PechaKucha Night Vol. 8 as sort of an underground network of a variety of people and creatures.Below, the groundhogs in question: Photos Here's a photo gallery [Flickr] for the recent PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20, held earlier this month. Please note that the dates for Vol. 21 and Vol. 22 have already been announced, and are set for November 6 and December 4 respectively. Calendar We kick off the weekend with these events tonight (October 26): PKN Orlando Vol. 7, PKN Bern Vol. 19, PKN Waterville Vol. 9, PKN Koszalin Vol. 10, PKN Wellington Vol. 17, PKN Cagliari Vol. 4, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 2. On Saturday, you'll find PKN Lodz Vol. 9.

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Stem Cell Art

Irwin Adam Eydelnant is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. In his edition of Presentation of the Day, "Stem Cell Art" (from PKN Toronto Vol. 14), he speaks on how he moved to Toronto from Montreal after a crazy, transformative journey through Siberia. Inspired by his designer friends, and armed with his newfound inspiration, he began turning stem cells into microscopic 3D art.

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3D Printing Biology

In today's Presentation of the Day, "3D Printing Biology" from PKN Miami Vol. 26, we hear from Corrie Van Sice, who works at the intersection of design, engineering, and biology. Corrie has used 3D-printing technology to engineer proto-cells (structures that look like real cells -- they include a nucleus and cell walls -- but not made from anything living).  She speaks on the under-discussed dilemma of "innovation" run amok and posits that if more scientists were to operate like artists (in that they could explore their studies without university or corporate control), development in their field might take new and exciting direction. 

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PechaKucha London Vol 12 - Welcome! #PKNLDN12

GET YOUR £8 TICKET HERE   In July 2016 the Mayor of London launched the #LondonIsOpen campaign, sending a vibrant message to the world that London is a united city where everyone is welcome.    Pecha Kucha is proudly joining this campaign with our 12th London event: #PKNLDN12. Taking place at London's museum of the home, the Geffrye Museum, the evening will host inspirational talks from 12 speakers on the theme of WELCOME. It also happens during London Design Festival - an annual event showcasing London's design heritage, when the world's design community comes to town.   Hosting the evening is author and journalist Sarah Thompson. Among other subjects, Sarah has written about the surprising homes found in some particularly unwelcoming buildings, and about the mixed-up experience of welcoming a child into the world. Welcomed by Sarah, our 12 speakers will then offer their interpretation of the word WELCOME. In true Pecha Kucha style, each speaker has 20 seconds to talk us through 20 slides. With only six minutes to share their thoughts, talks are always fast, funny and fascinating.    Our wonderful line up of speakers includes -  Sarah Buxton / Observational Strategist / In 20 slides Sarah will explain how to tell a great story, to build a narrative that will conjure a feeling of instant connection, and a sense of belonging - no matter the medium you choose to use / http://observereffect.io/author/sarah/ Rachel South / Upholsterer / Drawing on her experience travelling and working with weavers in India, Central America and Europe, Rachael has added exciting flair to her approach to furniture and upholstery. Her aim is to apply traditional technical excellence with a contemporary execution / http://rachaelsouth.com/ Adam Bray / Interior Designer /Adam has a reputation for making comfortable rooms that are luxurious, eclectic and unpretentious is based on a deep interest in comfort, practicality and the intelligent use of materials / http://www.adambray.info/ Kirsty Minns / Creative Director, The Future Laboratory / Kirsty’s multi-disciplined approach has continued throughout her career, which includes experience in graphic design, product design, product development, art direction and curating. Kirsty is heavily influenced by a strong contrast between her concept-led degree course and her practical eight-year commercial experience / thefuturelaboratory.com Donna Churchman / Headspace Mentor to Creative Professionals / Donna teaches an understanding that shows creatives how to navigate the blocks, spend more time in the flow and continuously thrive at being creatively awesome / www.creativeblockandflow.com Maria Jeglinska / Freelance Designer / In 2010, Maria Jeglinska established her Office for Design  & Research, working on a wide range of commissions: industrial design projects (furniture, lighting to products), spaces, filmmaking, writing as well as research-based projects / www.mariajeglinska.com/ Alicja Patanowska / Ceramacist / Polish artist and designer whose collection of  collection of hand-thrown ceramic plant pots that fit inside old glasses so both stem and roots can be seen wowed the design wordl! / http://www.patanowska.pl/ Andreas Helland / Freelance Photographer and Freelance Nurse/ http://andreas.helland.org/

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Tidal Roots

"A lot of our creativity really does stem from the outdoors." In "Tidal Roots" from PechaKucha Night Portsmouth Vol. 20, Kyle Schaefer and Kent Scovill have combined their skill sets and life experiences to design and build wooden stand-up paddleboards, that the boys claim each has a soul and unique personality. They talk about the step and passion it takes to making these boards.

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A PhD in Surfboards

"When I'm at the factory, I'm completely switched on. I'm almost not thinking about anything... I'm almost like a man possessed until I can reach that image that's in my head..." In "A PhD in Surfboards" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Summer Party - Curated by MINI, Ben Wei (Wavecraft) shares his unique hybrid surf and skateboard designs which stem from his lifelong passions of surfing and skateboarding. Ben is a surfboard shaper, artist, and musician originally from Oceanside, California now residing in Chiba. After falling in love with the country and its people, he decided to move from California to stay in one of Japan’s professional surfing meccas Ichinomiya, 8 years ago. Growing up in a surf shop, Ben basically earned a PhD in surfboards and Wavecraft but after becoming dissatisfied with traditional board designs, he taught himself to shape so that he could bring a new breed of board into the market which he sells in his own shop in Tokyo. Check out his daily surfing updates on Instagram: benwei5050 カリフォルニア・オーシャンサイド市出身のBen Weiさんは、サーフボードシェイパー、アーティスト、ミュージシャンと多彩な顔を持ち、現在は千葉を拠点に活動しています。日本を大好きになり、故郷のカリフォルニアから日本のプロサーフィンのメッカである一宮市へ8年前に移住されました。サーフショップで育ったBenさんは、サーフボードとウェーブクラフトの”博士”ですが、徐々に既存のボードデザインに物足りなさを感じ、ボードシェイプを独学で習得、そして今や東京のご自身が経営するショップでの販売などサーフマーケットに斬新なボードを展開するまでになりました。サーフィンを毎日アップデートしているinstagram (@benwei5050)は要チェックです!