Encountering the Unseen is an academic symposium as work of experimental live theater. Our project is to pair artists, choreographers, performers, and musicians from both UCLA and the greater Los Angeles area with professors working in STEM fields at UCLA. The project consists of three workshops, leading up to a fourth and final performance event - an evening symposium of five brief but stimulatin lectures on topics as wide ranging as ecology and evolution, mechanical engineering, astrophysics, and more.
This awards funds a proposal to bring speakers to campus to cover the question of "what makes a sustainable city?," covering the key areas of energy, water, transportation, the built environment (including affordable housing and shared public spaces), and the digital city & sharing economy (social and economic transformations engendered by digital communications).
The University of California System-Wide Bioengineering Symposium will be held at UCLA from June 28-30th, 2017 and will foster an interdisciplinary environment for the next generation of engineers, scientists, and clinicians to translate advances in bioengineering research to the clini, and to industry, or to address health disparity issues critical to society.