Math Science Innovation Center's Let Innovate Conference for 6-8 Students
Discover the newest innovations in fisheries ecology, environmental sustainability, space exploration, computer coding, genetic research and more. Meet and talk with the scientists and professionals who are turning the possibilities of today into the realities of tomorrow. Become inspired to be an innovator!
Keynote: Jessica Bishop - Engineering a Medical Solution
Diseases can affect anyone and everyone - from your hair follicles to your feet. Some have cures while others do not. What if you discovered you had a disease without a cure, what would you do? Meet Jessica Bishop, a VCU graduate who had this happen and did something about it! Unsatisfied with the current options for treatment Jessica and her team took an idea and turned it into reality!
- Jessica Bishop, Nuclear Engineering Student
Jessica Bishop is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering. She is currently working towards her PhD in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with interests in research specifically related to nuclear materials, but also nuclear policy, non-proliferation, security, and safeguards. During her final year in her undergraduate career, she proposed an idea for a thermo-regulated glove to counteract the effects of Raynaud's disease. Her team now has a provisional patent on the technology in joint with Virginia Commonwealth University and are searching for industry sponsors to progress the technology into manufacturing. In her free time, she enjoys cycling and hiking, and just completed a 70 day cross-country bicycle tour from Yorktown, Virginia to San Francisco, California.
Additional program and registration information is available at: http://tinyurl.com/gktz6zx