Odyssey of the Mind Forum

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday November 6, 2017
      12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB), Room 3029
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  • URL: Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB)
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  • Extras:
    Free food

Professor Jennifer Curtis


Professor Michael Filler



Summary Sentence: Odyssey of the Mind Forum

Full Summary: Community for Research on Active Surfaces and Interfaces (CRĀSI) 

The monthly Odyssey of the Mind forum, inspired by the well-known K-12 activity of the same name, has three overarching goals:

1. Create an energetic, ambitious, and generous community that is comfortable enough with one another and themselves to explore the frontiers of science.
2. Stimulate visionary, big picture thinking and motivate CRĀSI members to look for and solve ‘hard’ problems.
3. Serve as a starting point for deeper technical discussion, team building, and center-type proposal generation.

Each forum is led by a CRĀSI member. The topic is unknown to the broader community until the start of the event. Teams of unlikely researchers (~5 people), each with orthogonal expertise, are pre-assigned. After a brief introduction of the topic and an associated ‘problem,’ teams breakout for a 30-minute discussion. Each team then presents its insights, difficulties, and potential solutions to the larger group. Outcomes are summarized and recorded for all forum attendees. Review forums are used on a semi-annual basis to select a past topic or emergent area for an in-depth workshop to further develop the science and team.

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Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces (STAMI)

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  • Created On: Sep 6, 2017 - 5:43pm
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