We had an awesome learning experience in Aysen. We visited U. Aysen and together with students from Liceo Josefina Aguirre Montenegro in Coyhaique and from Liceo Rural Cerro Castillo in Cerro Castillo. We learned so much about the connection between Science with Open Hardware and explored the role it has to connect rural and urban youths with Nature and their ecosystems. Thank you all for teaching us so much!
Congrats to Alfredo L’Homme for taking HomeScope (http://biotexturas.org) to Shenzhen Maker Faire 2019 and win 2 Blue Ribbons!
We are super ultra exited to have Carles visiting us for six months! Carles is a physics graduate from Barcelona who is know pursuing a Ph.D. in music at UNAM in Mexico. Carles is also part of Interspecifics, a art/science/research collective we admire and love to collaborate with in order to speculate together about communications with other species. In particular, we are all trying to talk and listen to bacteria.
We are so happy Alfredo was awarded the Chinese Government Fellowship to move to China to pursue graduate education. Alfredo is joining OpenFIESTA in Shenzhen to pursue a Master program in Biology, Nanosciences, and Informatics.
Pablo, our first physics undergraduate, conducted amazing work helping us up understand the statistical physics of swarming. Also developed great computer vision algorithms. We wish the best of lucks to Pablo who is now moving to Georgia Tech’s Q-biology school to pursue his Ph.D. in biological physics.
We are super super happy Miles (Wetherington) won a Conicyt graduate fellowship to support his graduate research! Miles studies the collective behavior of bacteria in synthetic ecosystems. He constructs spatially distributed landscapes of habitat using micro-fabrication and uses them to challenge bacteria on-chip. Well deserved Miles!
We are so happy to be in our beloved Hong Kong to join Ed Tech Asia’s AI + Education conference where Juan will be part of the panel Cultivating the Creative Edge through Technology and Janneke will be discussing HomeScope as a platform to hybridize education and research using open science hardware!
We are very happy we have been awarded new research funds from Conicyt-Chile via it’s instrument Fondecy Regular 2019. We will use these funds to study swarming and collective intelligence in soil bacteria!
We are very happy Pablo (Bravo) has been accepted to the Quantitative Biosciences Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech! We wish Pablo the best of times in Atlanta! This is a great Ph.D. program at the interface of quantitative sciences (physics and math) and the biological sciences my friend and colleague Joshua started a few years when he moved to Georgia Tech.
Our last Chinese experience was a total success. Together with our Chinese collaborators we had an amazing research-by-doing summer school at Tsinghua University High School (ORIC+ or if you Wanna translate the 中文?) where we all learned together about nanotechnology, microfluidics, artificial intelligence, electronics, open source hardware and software. We constructed 5 Homescopes (DIY robotic microscope) and with them did research on microfluidics ecosystems on-chip were we tested the microbiome of Tsinghua’s campus as well as used artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning to describe the spatial ecology of these ecosystems. All in 2 awesome weeks, we learned so much from an amazing team of students (谢谢！你们学生). We love China (我们爱中国)!