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MSOE SMART Teams to Present Their Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin

MSOE SMART Teams to Present Their Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Have you ever wondered how the common cold virus makes you sick? Or how people develop tolerance to pain medicine? Or how your genome may impact the way your physician treats your illness? To learn more about these and other fascinating “molecular stories”, join us to on March 1st and 16th and hear from local middle and high school students as they present their SMART Team projects.

The Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Center for BioMolecular Modeling SMART Teams (Students Modeling A Research Topic) program is a science outreach program in which students are matched with research mentors to explore the molecular world through modeling. Teams design a 3D physical model of the protein under investigation in the lab using 3D printing technology and work closely with their mentor to develop a poster and an oral presentation. These presentations are the capstone experience of the SMART Team program, providing each team with the opportunity to share the work they have done with authentic audiences.

The SMART Team poster session provides the teams with the opportunity to participate in an authentic practice of science and present a graphical illustration of the molecular story learned while designing their models. Join us for the poster session on Friday, March 1st 4-6pm at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in the cafeteria lobby. Twenty-one schools in the Milwaukee area will be presenting their projects, ranging from bacterial toxins to bioinformatics. The students will be eager to tell you about their projects and show you their models.

The oral presentations provide the teams with the opportunity to tell their story to a general audience. The teams have creative license to develop a presentation that explains the molecular story related to their mentor’s research interest. Be sure to join us for the oral presentations on March 16th (first session 9-11:30am; second session 12-2:30pm) at the Medical College of Wisconsin, as we are sure that they will be entertaining and informative.

Please contact Shannon Colton (414-277-2824 or colton@msoe.edu) for further information.

The MSOE SMART Team program is funded through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).


NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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