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September 8, 2020 - STEAM Engine XII

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The STEAM Engine is an interactive event held at the Neville Museum that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting edge research. The STEAM Engine showcases individuals and organizations in the region who are seeking new horizons in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Due to Covid 19 the STEAM Engine XII event will be virtual attendance only. View at

Jay Shefchik: Renewable Natural Gas
As the United States and the world pursues greener and more sustainable energy sources, RNG has become a viable solution and a true alternative for fossil fuels used either in the transportation or thermal (manufacturing or heating applications) markets. During this presentation, we will discuss how local dairy farms are getting involved in the RNG market to not only provide a cleaner alternative fuel but also to establish more sustainable farming practices through the use of anaerobic digesters.
Georgette Heyrman: Genome editing with CRISPR: Just because we can, does it mean we should?
The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system is a bio-technology that can make precise changes to the genome of any cell. The potential applications of CRISPR are limitless, but are they all ethical? Learn more about how the technology works and join a discussion about the bioethics surrounding the use of CRISPR.
Douglas Brusich: Spring-Loaded Neuroscience: Flies as a Model for Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an event that affects millions of Americans each year, yet there is poor understanding of underlying risk factors and too few ways to treat or manage outcomes. Hear about recent findings coming from a UW-GB lab’s research using a fruit fly model of TBI, and discuss the benefits of this model and its potential for addressing human disease.

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