A proposal to create a living model of the human retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, won $90,000 in the National Eye Institute (NEI) 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC). The NEI 3-D ROC is an initiative that seeks to design human retinas from stem cells. Erin Lavik, Sc.D., at the… Read More National Eye Institute awards prize for ‘Retina in a dish’ competition
Three of our amazing undergraduate researchers presented great posters on their Summer research at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Bryan, Chimdiya, and Eliana all rock!
Everyone in the lab works hard, and sometimes, one just needs a break and some inspiration, so we all went to see Wonder Woman. It would have been even better if the bad guy wasn’t a chemist.
Congratulations, Nuzhat on passing your qualifier! Well done.
Congratulations, Chimdiya, on your amazing data wrangling. http://news.umbc.edu/umbc-students-tackle-complex-questions-with-creativity-at-urcad-2017/
We celebrated Adam’s birthday in group meeting. Fun and science go together.
I’m so proud of our ChemEs for winning Battle of Engineers during Engineers Week!
Dr. Lavik went back to preschool to talk science with the kids and investigate the age old question of “Will it float”. We talked about what things float and why and then looked at whether grapes floated or sank in water, sugar water, seltzer, and soda. There are some fantastic scientists on the horizon!
On the 20th, a group of us went to a local preschool to do hands on science with the kids. We had an amazing time with liquid nitrogen, vinegar and baking soda, and making ice cream. We’re grateful to the school for letting us make such a huge mess and to the kids who said… Read More Laviklab does science demos at local school