BioSAC at Spring Carnival-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, April 17, 2009

BioSAC at Spring Carnival

BioSAC members manning the booth.
BioSAC members manning the booth.

The Biological Sciences Student Advisory Council (BioSAC) debuted its “Voyage of the HMS Beagle” booth to visitors of Carnegie Mellon’s Annual Spring Carnival yesterday afternoon. The carnival takes place April 16 through 18.

This year’s Carnival theme “Epic Adventures”, as well as the 200th birthday of Darwin, inspired BioSAC’s design. Visitors to the booth will have the oppportunity to spin the "Wheel of Natural Selection" in which a selective pressure is randomly chosen such as pollution or a new predator. They then throw a tennis ball at the wall of corresponding adaptive process. If they match the correct selective pressure with the correct adaptive process, they win the game.

The BioSAC booth committee, co-chaired by Katherine Bonnington and Steve Reilly, and over 25 undergraduates spent countless hours planning and constructing the booth. The group will also man the booth throughout this three-day event.

The Wheel of Natural Selection
Wheel of Natural Selection