MCYU Family Lecture: “Computers, Magnets and Machine Learning: Taking Pictures of Your Brain”

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23/09/2023, 11:00 am - TO 23/09/2023 - 12:00 pm

Organizer: McMaster Children & Youth University

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Saturday, September 23, 2023
Lecture: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Post Lecture Activity: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Geared towards ages 7-14 (whole family welcome)

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Michael Noseworthy

How can we use advanced computers and magnets to take pictures of your brain while you are comfortably laying down? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines use powerful computers and newer machine learning methods to do just that! It may seem like magic but Dr. Noseworthy’s presentation, he will show you the secrets behind how this can all happen.

About the McMaster Children & Youth University’s (MCYU) Family Lecture Series:
MCYU’s on-campus program offers free, monthly lectures on Saturday mornings at McMaster University. These lectures are geared toward young individuals ages 7–14 and cover all science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) topics. The lectures are presented by post-secondary professors who are experts in their field. This is an opportunity for all young individuals to experience what it feels like to be a university student.

Post Lecture Activities
Everyone learns in different ways and learning is enhanced when students get to experience the excitement of discovery. We are offering post-lecture activities that relate to the lecture topic. This hands-on learning experience helps make the information from the lecture come to life.

Families can explore the campus together and get a feel for a post-secondary environment in one of the top five universities in Canada and top 100 in the world!