Interview ON Turkish Radio

“Biomimicry radio show update: Sue Okerstrom, Scientist and biomimicry professional from Minneapolis (U.S), brings out the beauty and genius of nature at a scale that majority of us are not accustomed to.

Understanding nature at microscopic scale is an intense experience – it brings out more curiosity, love and respect for 10 million species. While reaching young people with the unique workshop she has created, Sue will continue to work in her lab to discover nature’s strategies for top-notch research projects in biomimicry. “ 

Click on the link above to listen to the podcast.  The show originally aired April 13, 2016 in Istanbul.  The introduction is in Turkish, but following, the interview is in English.

Macro to Micro in Boston

Check out "School Spotlight - McCormack M.S."  in The Nov. 10th, 2016 Boston Public School Science Bulletin highlighting our "Macro to Micro" biomimicry education experience in action!  Samples collected in Boston were viewed remotely by the class on our electron microscope in Minneapolis.   

Macro to Micro: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Check out the paper on the education module that combines biomimicry and microscopy viewable at the link above.  It was created using value proposition design tools for 7th grade life science classes and piloted in Ely Minnesota.

The paper was presented at the Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M 2016) meeting, July 24-28, 2016, Columbus, Ohio  in session “X90 – Microscopy Outreach: Microscopy in the Classroom” and also published in the Proceedings of the meeting.

More information can be found on the Microscopy Society of America website under M&M 2016.