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Brain Control: Thoughts Made Motion

Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Daniel Moran, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis and Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine

From The Six Million Dollar Man to The Matrix, machines that can be controlled by your thoughts alone have emerged from the realm of fiction. Find out what’s new in the futuristic science of brain-computer connections that is making it possible to communicate and control artificial devices like video games and robotic arms using only the signals from our brains. You won’t want to miss science’s 21st century update on 17th century mathematician and philosopher, Rene Descartes’ echoing thought– “I think, therefore I am.”

Tour the Tables! From 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm representatives will be available in the lobby outside of the theater! Grab some brochures and ask your questions about students opportunities! Organizations include: American Association of University Women, Challenger Learning Center – St. Louis, Cub Creek Science Camp, Junior Academy of Science – Academy of Science – St. Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Nature Reserve, Missouri Junior Science, Eng. & Humanities Symposium-UMSL, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis Community College – Flo Valley Tech Programs, St. Louis Community College – Meramec, Students and Teachers as Research Scientists -UMSL, The Magic House, Tyson Research Center – Washington University in St. Louis, University of Missouri Health/Science Outreach Programs


STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES TO COMPETE FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – one $250 Middle School Student Scholarship and one $250 High School Student Scholarship. Attend 3 of the 5 seminars or panel discussions and write about your experience. Scholarship decisions announced in May 2010!

To be held at Kirkwood High School Keating Theater, 801 W. Essex, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Parking free in the high school lot.

This event is free and open to middle and high school students, teachers, adults, and the general public.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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