Outreach

The BLINC lab is proud to have been involved in numerous community, academic, and scientific outreach programs.  Some of this work includes:

  • Alberta Science Expo (April 28, 2017): Led high school students tour of BLINC lab
  • Lymburn Elementary (April 27, 2017): Presented to grades 5 and 6 about research in the BLINC lab
  • Girl Guides (April 25, 2017): Invited the 77th Edmonton Guides to the lab for a tour and activity
  • UAlberta Research Showcase (April 8, 2017): Demonstrated the Bento Arm to the general public
  • WISEST Choices Conference (February 2016, 2017): Presented about prosthetic limbs and BLINC research to Grade 6 girls visiting the University of Alberta
  • DiscoverE (Summers 2015, 2016): Presented about prosthetic limbs and BLINC research to grade school children in several science camps
  • Maker Faire (September 2015, May 2016): Presented the Bento Arm and HANDi Hand at the New York and Bay area events
  • Telus World of Science – Dark Matters (March 10, 2016): Hosted a booth for the adult-only science evening
  • Telus World of Science (October 25, 2015): Hosted a booth for the general public
  • WISEST Summer Research Program (Summers 2013 – 2015): Directed multiple student research projects
  • Alberta Distance Learning (January 2015): Participated in video production as part of the Grade 8 science unit “Society and Machines”
  • Festival of Ideas (Summer 2014): Presented multiple sessions to grade school children and the University of Alberta community about prosthetic limbs and BLINC research
  • First Lego League (January 2013): Demonstrated the Myoelectric Training Tool to children and families at the Alberta tournament