Sweet Science: Candy, Cocktails, and Cutting Edge Research
Friday, November 1, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Indulge in some post-Halloween sweets and learn from leading researchers as they speak about their latest projects. Tour around the MIT Museum meeting researchers at the top of their fields while enjoying candy and cocktails themed to the speakers' topics!
Enjoy Milky Way candy while Professor Sara Seager - a 2013 MacArthur Fellow - discusses her studies of exoplanets; learn about the Earth's crust with Professor Oliver Jagoutz as you savor Pop Rocks; and find out how graduate student Nikolai Begg develops minimally invasive surgical tools (while sampling Life Savers). Finally, learn about a variety of robots, including robotic fish with Professor Youcef-Toumi, self-assembling robots with research engineer John Romanishin, and the BigEye with graduate student Sangok Seok! This is trick-or-treating, MIT Museum-style! Costumes are encouraged.
Ages 21 and up. Cash bar. Admission includes two drinks.
The MIT Museum invites you to explore invention, ideas, and innovation. Through interactive exhibitions, public programs, experimental projects and its renown collections, the MIT Museum showcases the fascinating world of MIT, and inspires people of all ages about the possibilities and opportunities offered by science and technology.