Think With Bink

Think With Bink! (Bright, Ideas, Need, Knowledge)

Join Frederick County Public Libraries, the Fort Detrick Alliance, and BINK the Robot for more STEM-related programs led by local scientists. Programs are designed to inspire elementary age children to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Jim Swearengen, DVM, Board of Directors of the Fort Detrick Alliance, notes, “I feel strongly that these types of interactions are vital in establishing scientific curiosity and the feeling of accomplishment that comes from learning new things that help us understand our world, and will hopefully inspire some of these great young minds to endeavor to make it a better place through science.”

Think With Bink Program Listings

Think with BINK: Engineering 3D Tissues and Organs from Stem Cells

Date: 
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Did you know that STEM cells isolated from seaweed can be used to make food? Learn more about manufactured organs and tissues in this presentation by Dr. Jon Rowley, Ph.D., Chief Executive & Technology Officer for RoosterBio, Inc.

Think with BINK: A Fort Detrick Alliance STEM Program for Kids (Grades 1-5)

Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
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How on earth are sick caterpillars connected to the flu shot?

In the early 1980's scientists at Texas A&M University developed a virus-based system to produce recombinant proteins using cells from the Fall Army Worm. The system has grown over the past decades to become one of the most powerful tools used in the development of new drugs and vaccines today. Explore the world of recombinant DNA technology and how it is used to create and produce vaccines that protect us against disease with Chris Kemp, President of Kempbio, Inc.

Think with BINK: A Fort Detrick Alliance STEM Program for Kids (Grades 1-5)

Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
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Hearts among the Stars

How does your heart work? What happens to your heart and your circulatory system when you go to space? Learn about the ways that astronauts’ hearts work while their “hearts are among the stars” in this exciting presentation by Dr. Tiziana Cavinato, Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Professions Advisor at Hood College.

Think with BINK: Hearts Among the Stars

Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
How does your heart work? What happens to your heart and your circulatory system when you go to space? Learn about the ways that astronauts' hears work while their "hearts are among the stars" in this exciting presentation by Dr. Tiziana Cavinato, Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Professions Advisor at Hood College.