Media advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture to explore human physiology on a microchip

(Download Image) LLNL researchers Elizabeth Wheeler (left) and Monica Moya are presenting “iCHIP: Human Physiology in the Palm of Your Hand,” the second lecture in the 2016 Science on Saturday series.

WHO:  Lawrence Livermore scientists Elizabeth Wheeler, Monica Moya, Kris Kulp, Sarah Felix and Heather Enright, along with teacher Erin McKay of Tracy High School, will present "iCHIP: Human Physiology in the Palm of Your Hand," the second lecture in the 2016 Science on Saturday series with the theme "Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."

WHAT: This informative and entertaining lecture will focus on the technology aspect of STEM and will describe how researchers at LLNL are using biology, 3D bio-printing, microchips and other technology to recreate human physiology outside the body.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Session I: 9:30 a.m.

Session II: 11:15 a.m. (same content as Session I)

WHERE: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore

NOTE: The lectures and demonstrations are sponsored by LLNL's Science Education Program and are open to the public, specifically targeted to middle and high school students. No pre-registration is required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Directions, maps and a complete list of lectures are available on the LLNL education program website.