Science & Engineering Events
October 28, 2013
Guest Speaker: Alumni from the 1980’s
Arthur T. O’Connor, P.E. is a senior Operations Engineer in the US DOT/FHWA New York City office for Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is coming back to Merrimack to talk about Systems Engineering, and how it applies to his career.
November 2, 2013
2013 New England ThinkFest
A Hands-On Festival Celebrating S cience, T echnology, E ngineering & Mathematics
Engage in designing CD cars, wind sail rafts, water dams and ballon towers; performing science experiments; modeling bridges; solving math puzzles; and, exploring how trebuchet catapults work.
Create designs to win prizes through our hands-on challenges. Meet some of the brightest engineers and scientists from all over New England as they aid you in design challenges.
November 6, 2013
Brave New Biology Symposium
Discussion panel of implications of genetic testing on society
A science-fiction film set in the near future, it’s about a world controlled by the Gattaca Corporation, where everyone is categorized according to their DNA. Ethan Hawke stars as Vincent, a man whose genes have been deemed inferior by the powers-that-be. He dreams of traveling to space, but is considered fit only for menial jobs. He manages to take some genetic material from an angry disabled man (Jude Law) who is genetically superior. Uma Thurman is the woman who falls in love with Vincent, without knowing who he really is. Directed by Andrew Niccol. With Alan Arkin. Categories: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 1997.
November 7, 2013
“Genetic Testing in the 21st Century” talk by Brian Skotko, MD
Part of the Brave New Biology Symposium.Dr. Brian Skotko MD MPP Co-Director of Massachusetts General HospitalDown Syndrome Program will be the give a talk titled“Our New Age of Prenatal Genetic Testing: Lessons from Down Syndrome”.