*Project Olympus Presents 19th Show & Tell -Project Olympus - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, April 10, 2015

*Project Olympus Presents 19th Show & Tell

Project Olympus will put CMU's innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit on display for the 19th time during a Spring Carnival edition of its vastly popular "Show & Tell" from 5:30 - 7 p.m., April 16 in McConomy Auditorium.  

Founded by Lenore Blum, Project Olympus, part of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has been highly successful in helping students and faculty turn their research into commercial enterprises. It was the first incubator in the region to focus on student initiatives.

This Show & Tell features research by Physics Professor Shirley Ho, who will speak on "How Far Can We See in the Dark," and Marlene Behrmann, psychology professor and CMU director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, who will discuss "How We See What We See."

A focus on startups and spinoffs will highlight Mathematical Sciences Professor Po-Shen Loh and his startup expii.com, a website that leverages crowdsourcing to develop interactive experiences to teach math and science. Biology and Chemistry Professor Marcel Bruchez will talk about his spinoff "Sharp Edge Labs."

Several students and recent alumni will discuss their startups before special guest Debra Lam, chief innovation officer for Pittsburgh, speaks on "The Pittsburgh Innovation Roadmap."

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