Research, Startups Take Center Stage in McConomy Auditorium
The Project Olympus innovation program will host its annual Spring Carnival Show and Tell event, highlighting research and startups of interest to the investment community, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Cohon University Center's McConomy Auditorium.
Andreas Pfenning, assistant professor of computational biology, will discuss his efforts to translate genetics findings into Alzheimer's disease treatments; and Adam Feinberg, associate professor of biomedical engineering, will discuss his work on 3D bioprinting for organ repair. Viola Gauci, program lead at X — the Alphabet company formerly known as Google X — will talk about life inside the so-called "moonshot factory."
A number of startups, spinoffs and student entrepreneurial efforts will present during the event, including John Choi, a senior majoring in computer science and art and the founder of robotics startup Choitek. For a full list and to register for free, visit the Project Olympus website.
Project Olympus provides startup advice, microgrants and incubator space for the fledgling companies of students and faculty. Founded in 2007 by Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science Lenore Blum with support from the School of Computer Science, Olympus is part of the university's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.