Nanotechnology and Engineering for Medicine

Join us for a virtual tour of a UCSF Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences lab where researchers use nanoscale technologies to create new and improved ways to deliver medicine to target sites in the body and to enable the body to heal itself. The Desai Lab tackles important challenges in biomedicine, including research on diseases such […]

Liquid Sunlight and Artificial Photosynthesis: The Future of Solar Materials

Learn about the promise and challenges of creating liquid fuels from sunlight and carbon dioxide. Scientists at Berkeley Lab’s Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) are working to overcome the technological and scientific challenges that stand in the way of fully realizing these eco-friendly sources of the fuels and materials that still underpin our economies. Researchers will […]

Biomimicry: Nature’s Design

Through an interactive presentation by The Energy Coalition, participants will learn about the concept of “Biomimicry: Nature’s Design.” Participants will apply engineering design skills through a creative project that identifies traits in their native flora and fauna, and use them as inspiration to design a new technology or enhance existing human technology. Participants will collaborate […]

Water Rocket Rally

Blast into physics at the Hiller Aviation Museum Water Rocket Rally! Ideal for elementary-aged students (grades K-5), participants learn about Newton’s Third Law and examine a real rocket designed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Then, everyone designs, constructs, and launches a water rocket made from a recycled soda bottle! Following the water rocket […]

SOLD OUT: Introduction to Rocketry

Come meet UC Berkeley’s premier rocketry team, Space Technologies and Rocketry (STAR), and learn about the fundamentals of rocketry and engineering as you take a journey to space! Our presentation will explain the types of physical forces rockets and space shuttles experience and well as how the different components on the rocket help it fly. […]

3D Printing & Silicone Casting Demonstration

Join the UCSF Library’s Makers Lab for a live, virtual demonstration. Learn how 3D printing and silicone casting are being used to create models for UCSF faculty, students, and researchers. The demonstration will be like a cooking show – but for health sciences projects! View the technology in action, learn about projects at UCSF, and […]

Family Maker Friday

Join us for a free community family maker event for K-12 students and their families. There will be both high-tech and classic maker activities provided. Explore more with microcontrollers, vinyl cutters, cardboard, 3D printing, chain mail, duct tape, virtual reality, and more! Free exploration encouraged. Please note: A minimum of one adult per family or […]