Thursday December 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Erica Tiberia, roboticist, creative technologist, educator and entrepreneur, will be presenting “Women in Robotics Series”.
Speaker: Erica Tiberia
Roboticist, Creative Technologist, Educator and Entrepreneur
Day & Time: Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Health Innovation Hub
263 McCaul Avenue, Toronto, ON
The meeting room is on the first floor. Note that the doors to H2I will lock at 6 but someone will be there to let you in. Please knock.
Organizer: IEEE Toronto Section, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and the IEEE Women in Engineering Toronto Section (WIE)
Agenda: 6:00 pm – Networking
6:30 pm – Welcome
6:40 pm – Erica Tiberia – talk and Q&A
7:40 pm – Pitches from the community – Community members can ask for assistance on their projects
8:00 pm – Networking
9:00 pm – Close
Biography: Erica is a tech educator and creative technologist. She has a technical background in molecular biology and biotechnology and a passion for science communication, digital education, and emerging technology. She has designed and coordinated education programs involving electronics, robotics, digital fabrication and programming for kids and adults. She also designs, builds and programs robots and is a level 1 winner of the 2016 sample return robot NASA Centennial Challenge. Her work has been featured on Bloomberg Tech, Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, NASA.gov and more.
A scientist by training, Erica has a B.Sc. In Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Waterloo. She completed M.Sc. work on research done at the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. She has done molecular biology research at Cornell University, the University of Waterloo, the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Princess Margaret Cancer Center, and is an author of multiple peer reviewed scientific papers.