5 Minute Genius

5 Minute Genius

5 Minute Genius

MSF Showcase Event

Friday, March 20; 7:30-9:30pm
Bangor Arts Exchange
193 Exchange Street
Bangor ME

MSF Showcase Event

5 Minute Genius features short, sharp talks by some of Maine’s finest scientists with 5 minutes per talk, plus 5 minutes for questions. Presenting a sprint through some of the most remarkable, cutting-edge science happening in Maine – you will feel like a genius in no time! Want more? Stick around for a reception after this event.


  • Magda Blaszkiewicz, University of Maine: Electric Fat


  • Anne Booker, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences: What’s the rush? Microbial Life in the Ocean Crust


  • Patrick Breeding, Dermarus: There’s more to lobster than seafood


  • Caitlyn Howell, University of Maine: Beyond the printer: using paper technology to solve challenges in access to medical diagnostics


  • Danielle Levesque, University of Maine: What we can learn from hibernation in the tropics


  • Matt O’Malia, OPAL: Insulating the Future: How the next generation of all wood buildings will be CO2 negative and help combat climate change


  • Mark Wagy, WEX: The Science of Data


  • Ann Wells, The Jackson Laboratory: Using Computers to Dissect Complex Diseases


Kate Dickerson, Maine Science Festival – moderator


Recommended audience: middle school and up

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