Sede Universitaria de los Clubes
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Carretera Tijuana-Ensenada 3917, Playitas, U.A.B.C., CP22860 Ensenada, B.C., México


It’s a Rad world: Radiation in Medicine.

@Ensenada – 24 to 30 of July Language: English
Lydia Jagetic – PhD Student at LSU
Mayra Molina – PhD Student at UABC
Radiation is commonly misunderstood, but above all very feared. The recent theft of radioactive materials near Mexico City and San Juan del Rio has highlighted the dangers of radiation. However, many are unaware that radiation is present in our environment, and that it presents important and useful applications. In this club we will use basic components of physics and biology to learn about the different applications of radiation in medicine. It is not necessary to have previous knowledge in areas of physics and biology, only disposition, and much desire to learn! Be prepared to observe the principles of radiation protection, medical imaging and radiotherapy. Join the club to learn about the true nature of radiation, how we can measure it and how it plays a vital role in the fight against cancer.

Fabricando nuevos materiales, el estado del arte.

@Ensenada – 24 of 30 of July Language: Spanish
Luis Perez Cabrera – PhD Student at CNyN-UNAM
Arlene Ducao – PhD Student at MIT
The design of new materials is closely related to their social demand. The influence of nanotechnology in the design of new materials is enormous, it is a multidisciplinary area with materials production potential application strategic sectors. Such as food, energy, computing, medicine, environmental pollution control, among others. The club will offer information about nanotechnology, a fascinating area of ​​scientific interest that consists of working at the level of individual atoms and molecules to create materials on an ultra small scale. The club will explore, in particular the design and manufacture at nanotechnological level of materials to reduce environmental pollution and will model materials from recent innovations in digital manufacturing including use of 3D printers. In addition, researchers from the Nanoscience Center will be invited to discuss issues in the manufacture of devices for the detection of gases, design with DNA (origami nano), nano medicine among others.

Energía Solar: El quantum al servico del hombre.

@Ensenada – 24 to 30 of July Language: Spanish
Miguel Angel Magaña Fuentes – Investigator at UNAM
Benjamin Sanchez Lengeling – PhD Student at Harvard
Why do we continue to use gasoline when solar cells already exist? What does it take to be able to use solar energy every day? In this club we will explore the theoretical, experimental and social bases behind solar energy. We will use programming in Python to explore virtually the chemical space of possible materials for solar cells, build our own cells based on pigments of different colors and discuss the challenges that need to be addressed to make this technology a reality in our day to day.

Cocinando y comiendo con-ciencia.

@Ensenada – 24 to 30 of July Language: Spanish
Michelle Arredondo – Investigator at Inst. Tec. De Mexicali
Sonia Hernandez – Teacher at University of Chicago
Do you think a good diet is boring? How can you tell which food recommendations to follow In this workshop we will explore the chemical and biochemical properties of one of the most common compounds in the diet (sugars or carbohydrates) through culinary experiments with techniques of molecular gastronomy obtaining results that will surprise you. We will also review your digestion and absorption in our digestive tract to understand how metabolisms sugars. Finally, we will compare the carbohydrate composition in our culinary experiments with food requirements, and explore some health problems related to inadequate carbohydrate intake, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.

De los Hongos al Cerebro: Aprendizaje Autónomo con Python.

@Ensenada – 24 to 30 of July Language: English
Diego Delgado – Postdoctoral Investigator * at ASU*
Thomas Fai – Postdoctoral Investigator * at Harvard*
This club will be an introduction to the Pyhton programming language and its automatic learning module, scikit-learn, in the context of “Connectome”, the map of connections between all neurons in the brain. In a first exercise we will collect samples of plants of the locality and we will apply classification algorithms to distinguish them automatically. Next, we will examine microscopic information from the Neurospora fungus and make analogies with brain structures. Finally, we will combine these elements to discover how the brain is connected, applying autonomous learning in actual recordings of electrical activity.

Explorando Deep Learning y sus remotas aplicaciones.

@Ensenada – 24 to 30 of July Language: Spanish
Ana Patricia Ruiz Beltran – Cience Teacher at LANRESC-UNAM
Kenneth C. Arnold – PhD Student at Harvard
¿Tu computadora puede detectar si hay un gato en esta imagen? Con Deep Learning, el último avance en inteligencia artificial, puedes enseñar a tu computadora a resolver esta pregunta y muchas más. En Este club exploraremos cómo las personas han utilizado Deep Learning para entender y generar imágenes y texto. También haremos proyectos en donde usaremos Deep Learning para procesar datos obtenidos por sensores remotos en el espacio. Muchos de estos datos son invisibles para nuestros ojos, pero son de gran importancia para entender nuestro entorno: ¿habrá más lluvias el siguiente año, será frío o caliente? ó ¿cómo ha cambiado la cobertura vegetal en mi ciudad? Para este club programaremos en Python y utilizaremos conceptos matemáticos como vectores y derivadas.

Toxicología y expresión génica: El pez cebra como modelo.

@Ensenada – 24 to 30 de of July Language: Spanish
Lluvia Aline Luna Martínez – PhD Student at ENCB-IPN
Carla Marquez Luna – PhD Student at Harvard
¿Sabias que podemos usar peces para estudiar los efectos de sustancias químicas en el ambiente? En este club investigaremos como afectan diferentes compuestos químicos el desarrollo del pez cebra (Danio erio). Constará de dos partes, una parte experimental y una parte cuantitava enfocada al análisis estadístico. En la parte experimental, aprenderemos sobre el desarrollo embrionario del pez zebra. En la parte cuantitativa haremos un estudio estadístico de los cambios en expresión genética en el pez causados por la exposición a diversos agentes tóxicos.

Developmental Genetics.

@Ensenada – 24 to 30 of July Language: English
Linda Lara – Profesor at UABC
Heather Leigh Curtis – PhD Student at Caltech
Would you like to know how genes control the growth and development of an organism? This course will take you on a journey through the regulation of genes that code for the proteins that build bodies. Our students will receive an introduction to basic genetics and cell signaling and assemble personal microscopes adapted for camera phones which can be taken home. In the course we will handle and observe live invertebrate model organisms including flies, worms and several surprising non-standard model invertebrates. The lectures will also cover concepts gained from vertebrate models such as mouse, chick, frog and fish. Special topics include the formation of the early body plan, cell type determination, organogenesis and morphogenesis.

Midiendo los efectos del clima en la comunidad.

@Ensenada – 24 to 30 of July Language: Spanish
Bertha Amalia Serrato De La Cruz – PhD Student at UABC
Alma Carolina Castillo Trujillo – PhD Student at University of Hawaii
¿Que es el fenómeno de el Niño? Que tanto afecta este proceso a Ensenada? En este taller aprenderemos a interpretar el clima por medio de conversaciones con la población y datos meteorológicos. Las experiencias y conocimientos empíricos de la localidad, junto con los datos científicos se analizarán e interpretarán con ayuda de un computador y un lenguaje de programación llamado Python. Finalmente, con los resultados obtenidos interpretaremos como los procesos climáticos (lluvia, sequía) afectan directa e indirectamente a la ciudad de Ensenada. En este club aprenderás a manipular datos científicos e interpretar el clima por medio de un lenguaje de programación gratis y sencillo!

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