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Around Town

City Joins Nationwide Effort for Gun Violence Awareness Day June 2

City officials and employees will proudly “Wear Orange” on Friday, June 2, 2017 in support of the City Council’s recent proclamation for Gun Violence Awareness Day. LEARN MORE

2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge

In partnership with the SBA, the Pasadena City College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is seeking entrepreneurs to create a product or service that will have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families with commercial appeal and serve to have a demand in the marketplace. Deadline for submission is June 3. LEARN MORE and APPLY

TD2 and Deep 6 AI Announce Partnership to Accelerate Oncology Clinical Trial Recruitment

The partnership grants TD2—an oncology development organization—access to cutting-edge artificial intelligence provided by Deep 6 AI. With the ability to analyze all structured and unstructured clinical data, Deep 6 AI’s system expedites the process of matching patients with new drug trials—finding suitable participants in minutes. READ MORE

Tinkering School LA Summer Camp

In this week-long day camp with sessions running from June 16-Jul. 28 in Pasadena, kids will learn how to safely use power drills, hand saws, sewing machines, and more, in a supportive, girl-friendly environment, and then be set free (with close supervision) to build what they want. REGISTER

 

DESIGN

ArtCenter’s Mariana Amatullo Talks with FastCompany

Mariana Amatullo, vice president of Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design spoke with Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women, a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry for FastCompnay about the new Designmatters minor in social innovation. READ MORE

 

SCIENCE

CalTech Chemistry Student Receives Fulbright Fellowship

Gerri Roberts, a senior majoring in chemistry, has received a Fulbright fellowship to study new cancer-fighting drugs in Germany. READ MORE

Discovered: Fast-Growing Galaxies From The Early Universe

A team of astronomers including Carnegie’s Eduardo Bañados and led by Roberto Decarli of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old—formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang—creates stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way. READ MORE

Pioneering Neuroscientist to Kick off New Caltech Lecture Series

Wolfram Schultz, an award-winning neuroscientist and visiting associate at Caltech, will kick off a new distinguished lecture series on June 1 with a discussion on the biology behind learning and decision-making. READ MORE

 

TECHNOLOGY

ACROBOTIC Industries and Camilo Parra Palacio Create Arduino-powered Build Your Own Robot

Pasadena-based Acrobotic Industries wants you to say, “Hello!” to Otto! Otto is an Open-Source, 3D-printable, Arduino-powered, easy-to-build robot you can program to move, dance, and avoid obstacles; Otto is the ultimate tool for STEM education!  LEARN MORE

Hackaday Prize 2017 IUT ! IoT (Internet of Useful Things) Challenge

Hackaday Prize 2017 Challenge 2, IUT ! IoT (Internet of Useful Things) is underway! Let’s take the Internet of Things and make it practical for everyday life. The Internet of Useful Things showcases a way to build a better tomorrow with the data you track and analyze. LEARN MORE