Cambridge Science Festival: BWH Science Fair

HBTM Cafe Atrium
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Register to Attend

Interactive Demos, Displays & Discussions


The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will host a “Science Fair” highlighting work being done here at the hospital. This is a great opportunity to learn from the scientists and innovators, themselves, about the work they do across Brigham and Women’s Hospital. On display, will be cutting-edge projects that demonstrate our culture of innovation and discovery. Attendees will be able to see, first hand, the incredible Iron Lung accompanied by a presentation on the history of Polio led by Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen. They will become engrossed in MRI images and 3D renders of human brain development through research presentations from the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, who is also providing brain science activities such as a pull apart model and a make-your-own-neuron station. Participants will also hear from the Tactical Neurological Team presenting a real-life demonstration of the interactive head-mounted Mixed Reality (MR) Navigation System. Other displays include an introduction to the fundamentals of yoga in 20 minute sessions led by Sat Dir S. Khalsa, medical imaging in virtual reality through the DICOM VR, Zebrafish and their usefulness in hospital research, and, lastly, Gas Man, a computer simulation showing the movement of anesthesia throughout the body.


All the demos, displays, or discussions are taking place in the HBTM Cafe Atrium, except for yoga which will take place in the Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center (or called the Shapiro Porch).


Please check-in or register at the HBTM Cafe Atrium. Light snacks will be served.



If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the BRI inbox at


This event will coincide with the MIT Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, and math. Held every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun for people of all ages.

Christopher Williams, PhD assists attendee in demoing his VR system at 2017 Discover Brigham.

Direction to HBTM Café Atrium: Enter at 60 Fenwood Rd lobby. Take the S elevators to the 1st floor, and the atrium will be on your right. OR at the 60 Fenwood Rd lobby take the stairs up one flight to the 1st floor, and the open atrium will be on your left.


Direction to Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center (or called the Shapiro Porch): Enter the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center (70 Francis Street) building and take Elevators N or Q to the 3rd Floor. Take a right out of the elevators. Walk down the hall and the room will be straight ahead through the double glass doors.

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