SF2020 Schedule at a Glance

Scheduled Talks

The talks are open to all; please RSVP  with subject line: “ScienceFest RSVP” if you would like to attend one or more of the sessions.

Wednesday May 6, 2020 [13:00-14:30]

  • Opening remarks
    Joel Trudeau
  • SPACE Independent Projects
    SPACE students will present and demonstrate independent projects on a diverse array of topics: sound visualization; simulations of fractal patterns and how they are found in nature; Arduino sensors and programming for Science Education, environmental monitoring and art-making.

    • Chladni Plates: Making Sound Visible
      Ben Cheung, Maddy Walkington, Owen Rodgers
    • Envirostation
      Ahmed Al-Asmar, Mohammed Barry
    • The Use of Arduino in Science Education: the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor
      Rui Cong Su, Carlos Hidalgo Montesino
    • Bridging Nature in Science : An Exploration of Fractals
      Angela Chen, Raul Sulea
    • Synesthesia: a work-in-progress sound sensor project
      Amia Chowdhury

Friday May 8, 2020 [13:00-14:00]

Plenary Talk: SPACE, in collaboration with ScienceFest, is pleased to present Dr. Sabrina Leslie, who will giving the plenary talk for the conference.

Single-molecule microscopy techniques for drug discovery and development: the next level of resolution

About Dr. Sabrina Leslie

Dr. Leslie is an Associate Professor of Physics and Quantitative Life Sciences at McGill University and the principle investigator at the McGill University Leslie Lab where her research focusses on the fascinating behaviour of macromolecules in squeezed, crowded, and complex environments; conditions which reflect the biochemistry inside living cells. She is also the co-founder of ScopeSys, a Canadian startup company whose mandate is to bring single-molecule precision and control to real-world applications. Most recently, Dr. Leslie has been awarded the 2020 Young Investigator Award from the Biophysical Society of Canada for her outstanding contributions to the field of single-molecule biophysics.

Friday May 8, 2020 [14:00-16:00]

This session will include presentations from the Dawson Research in Neuroscience Group and students from the SPACE 365: Make Things That Matter course.  In addition to neuroscience research, the students will present on topics that address problems around contemporary issues. These include waste management in the home, affects of technology on attention, the use of drones for wildlife monitoring, and how to reclaim memory for those impacted by dementia.

  • SPACE 365: Make Things That Matter.  Students from the contemporary issues complementary course overseen by Joel Trudeau.
    • Stop Producing: A perspective on how to be a zero-waste household
      Arezoo Haydari Darani
    • Eyes in the Sky: Using Drones for Wildlife Monitoring
      Daud Khan Sherwani
    • In Memories
      Lyna Ben Meddour
    • Priorii: An app to plan and to focus without distraction
      Zi Chao Zhang
  • Dawson Research in Neuroscience Group. Talks and discussion with students overseen by Hélène Nadeau
    • EEG and the Stroop test
      Claire Gao, Isabelli Pizzani Maurutto, Jennifer Robert, Yuliya Shpunarska

Awards Banquet : To Be Announced

Awards presentations, refreshments and discussion.

  • Closing remarks
    Nadim Boukhira, Brian Mader, Joel Trudeau

Last Modified: May 8, 2020