SENSE.nano SYMPOSIUM on September 24, 2020

2020 Theme: The Body at all Scales

From the level of cells, organs, and body systems to individuals and populations, this full-day symposium will highlight the needs for new SENSE technologies, showcase research and innovations, and present the impact of these technologies. Over a series of invited technical talks, presentations by MIT-launched startups, student-presented posters and a panel discussion, we will provide needs context and solution perspectives in the domains of sensing for the study of biology and for the care of humans in their natural environment.

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2020 Seminar Series Theme: Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR)

A new monthly series for MIT students to discuss topics related to sensors, sensing systems, and sensing techniques. Each month, speakers will be invited to give a presentation followed by discussion and, in some instances, hands-on activities. Talk SENSE will be held in the MIT.nano basement learning space at 12pm. Lunch will be served.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The MIT.nano Immersion Lab: Updates & Opportunities
Brian Anthony, MIT.nano Associate Director
Megan Roberts, Immersion Lab Director


The following two Talk SENSE seminars will be presented virtually as part of the Nano Explorations student webinar series.

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Dance-inspired investigation of human movement
Praneeth Namburi, postdoctoral associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics
To be presented virtually! Learn more here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Sensing presence in virtual reality
Yuwei Li, PhD candidate, device realization laboratory
Marwa AlAlawi, undergraduate student, mechanical engineering

Augmenting our natural senses

What could you do if you had 7 senses? 10 senses? More? What would you do with all of that information? How big would your brain need to be? How would you communicate what you feel?

Medical sensors on mannequin


Autonomous car cockpit


Weather station in verdant pastoral setting


Concept sensor used in flower farm to monitor moisture, pH, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and sunlight in soil.


SENSE.nano is MIT.nano's first Center of Excellence, focusing on nano-enabled sensors and sensing systems.

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