CPLC Sponsors BioBus Visit to C-U

October 7-10, 2010

The Center for the Physics of Living Cells (CPLC) sponsored a recent visit of The BioBus to Champaign-Urbana from October 7-10, 2010. Biobus The BioBus (http://biobus.org/) founded by Dr. Ben Dubin-Thaler, an Urbana native, is a mobile cellular laboratory whose goal is to have PhD-level scientists guide students in exploring the biological world using research-grade microscopes. The CPLC sponsored the BioBus visit to Leal Elementary School in Urbana as well as its trip to the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in Champaign. Furthermore, four of our Center graduate students, Mike Brenner, Patrick Mears, Sinan Arslan, and Marco Tjioe also taught on the bus at both locations.

For full story: BioBus-Press-Release-Fall-2010.pdf

Patrick Mears, CPLC graduate student, Mike Brenner shows students from Leal Elementary in Urbana a sample from Boneyard Creek and a student's finger under a microscope. CPLC graduate student, Mike Brenner shows microorganisms to children at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in Champaign.