October 14th: “Code Breaker” by Walter Isaacson
This book is about the life of Doudna and the virus-fighting trick used by bacteria, which has been battling viruses for more than a billion years. CRISPER is an immune system that can adapt itself to fight each new wave of viruses. “There’s a joy that springs from fathoming how something works, especially when that something is ourselves.” Jennifer Doudna relished that joy, and so can we. That’s what the book is all about. Doctor Doudna won the 2020 Nobel prize for chemistry. She is currently a professor at Cal-Berkeley. Walter Isaacson, a wonderful biographer, makes this book a “have to” read. Jennifer Doudna is a genuine heroine for our time.
December 6 – 12 – Celebrate Computer Science Education Week Hour of Code https://www.csedweek.org/
February 10, 2022 – Finding Your Roots…the Seedlings
Hands on Science activities that explore genetic diversity. Join thirteen young scientists from across the United States as they learn about who they are genetically, genealogically, and anthropologically. You’ll not only experience their energetic and moving stories, but you can also join them by exploring your own near and distant ancestry. https://fyrclassroom.org/
May 2022 – Latest studies in Brain Research
Shared comic book by Artist Adriana Lopez Intern at UH Brain Research Center. Learn more about our future presenter NCWIT AiC Winner.