Tuesday, February 12, 2019

7th year of Science on Tap

Thanks to the continued support of UNM, Explora and the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History


 A time to eat, drink & talk about science!

on Central

Join us Thursday, March 7 at 5:30

Design Thinking with our Community

Heather Canavan
and the 
Canavan Group

Darnell Cuylear, Nika Mitchell, Tye Martin, Ben Matheson, Laura McKenney, Lorraine Mottishaw, Phuong Nguyen, Johnny Yarmey

Center for Biomedical Engineering
University of New Mexico

Although our public buildings and spaces have been required to “reasonably accommodate” individuals with disabilities since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, many buildings are barely ADA-compliant, rather than ADA-friendly. For example, pushbuttons aides on heavy external building doors are often far too high for people with limited upper body mobility to operate from a wheelchair. Human-Centered Design is being used at the University of New Mexico to partner our engineering students with community members who know what the flaws are with our current assistive aides. Together, they are building creative designs that are tailor-made to adapt the environment to the user.

 At this event, you’ll hear a bit about the theory behind Design Thinking, and you’ll have a chance to participate in a hands-on event. Then you’ll see some of the latest designs, and meet the students behind them. 

For more information about the Canavan Group and Adaptive Biomedical Designs

Then mark your calendars for upcoming programs:

April 11, 2019 (Note: 2nd Thursday of the month!)
Research and Casework in Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology
Amy Rachel Michael
University of New Hampshire 

May 2, 2019
David T. Hanson
UNM Biology
Research being conducted on the International Space Station involving plants