January 31, 2020
Doors at 5:30 pm, Presentations start at 6:00 pm
Join us for the second presentation of the Biomimicry Lecture Series at the Calgary Central Library, Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall.
Be inspired by stories about bees, barnacles and more, and learn how strategies used by these organisms are inspiring new technology and design solutions. Organized in partnership with the Calgary Library, Village Ice Cream, and BUILDEX Alberta.
- Moderator and Introduction: Jorge Zapote
University of Calgary | HBI · Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
- Mindi Summers – From bees to barnacles: design inspired by Alberta native bees and West Coast marine invertebrates
Dr. Mindi Summers is an invertebrate zoologist and biology education researcher at the University of Calgary.
- Dr. John Bertram – Finding bioinspiration: From dino teeth to new age ceramics
Dr. Bertram’s research involves biomechanical analysis integrating tissue, structure and systems levels. His current main focus is on determining the factors that affect movement patterns in locomotion.
- Kai Costantini – Title TBD
Kai works as a Strategic Business Consultant, partnering with regenerative and well-adapted tech ventures and other initiatives.