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RAW MAGNETISM: Physicist’s Apprentice

Sunday, June 3, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Levitating trains, detecting earthquakes, and monitoring volcanoes: immerse yourself in the wonders of electricity, magnetism and their powerful applications to the natural world. Physicist and electrical engineer Oki Gunawan and computer engineer Bhavna Agrawal will show you how to construct and study a new type of magnetic trap and use it to build earthquake and volcano tilt sensors to better predict and monitor natural disasters.

This is a student-only program for kids currently enrolled in the 4th grade – 8th grade. Parents/Guardians should drop off their children for this event.

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.


Bhavna AgrawalComputer Engineer, AI Researcher

Dr. Bhavna Agrawal, a leading researcher at IBM, is bringing education and artificial intelligence technology together to help solve various problems in elementary and higher education. Some of her latest work involved working with automatic recognition of children’s speech.

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Oki GunawanPhysicist

Oki Gunawan is a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yoktown Heights, NY. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University in Electrical Engineering. Gunawan’s research areas are semiconductor technology and physics such as nanoscale transistor, solar cell and novel sensors for internet of things technology.

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