Scientist Meet & Greet - February 11

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

What do scientists do all day? What type of jobs can I get with a science degree? Do I have to work in a laboratory all day? Sit down with a scientist and allow them to share their experiences with you as you explore these questions and more in our monthly program!

February Scientist:

Alejandra Constante, PhD (materials science), University of Alabama - Birmingham

Meet Alejandra! She is a materials science bioengineer studying alternative uses of plant fibers from one of the world’s most abundant plants: algae. The fibers present in algae have a diverse range of uses, from an alternative-energy biofuel to a fortifying composite of automobile components. Alejandra’s research is at the cutting edge of bioengineering, focusing on the use of blue-green algae as a natural reinforcement of composite materials.

This event is free; registration is recommended, but not required.

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