Inspiring Young Engineers at Girl's Basketball Camp
Mariana Kersh and her Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory students teach young girls about mechanical engineering at a University of Illinois basketball camp.
Kersh is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and a member of the Computational Imaging group at the Beckman Institute. To learn more about this research, please visit uitbl.mechse.illinois.edu.
TBL members who contributed to this research include: Hyunggwi Song, Chenxi Yan, Sara Moshage, Elizabeth Livingston, Woojae Kim, Vineeth Bodapati, Roberto Guzman, and Samantha Hammack.
Muscle Regrowth Improves with Pericyte Transplantation
Professor Marni Boppart describes her research in skeletal muscle regrowth. By injecting cells that support blood vessel growth into muscles depleted by inactivity, researchers say they are able to help restore muscle mass lost as a result of immobility. For more information, see: "Injections, exercise promote muscle regrowth after atrophy in mice, study finds." Boppart is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a member of the Extracellular Vesicle Imaging and Therapy Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
To read the University of Illinois news release on this research, please visit...
Quantum Rhapsodies, a live performance exploring quantum physics and its role in our universe
Join us for the premiere of Quantum Rhapsodies the evening of Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
Reception at 5 p.m., performance at 6 p.m., meet and greet with the creators at 7 p.m.
The live performance features narrative, music, and visuals. It features the Jupiter String Quartet in collaboration with creator and physicist Smitha Vishveshwara, Beckman Institute researchers and visualization experts, Protagonist Pizza Productions, theater-maker Latrelle Bright, the students of PHYS 498 ART, and more. The performance is part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the opening of the Beckman Institute.
Free to the public. For more information, please visit