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Videos From Launch Event Now Available

If you missed the Biomimicry Center launch event videos are now available so that you can watch the fascinating conversations that took place.

March 03, 2015, 1:00 PM–8:00 PM

The official launch of The Biomimicry Center on March 3, 2015, featured an afternoon symposium in which pairs of ASU faculty and researchers presented their bio-inspired research. Topics ranged from modeling the behavior of desert ants in strategies for collective transport by robots to analyzing the structure of trees for clues to designing earthquake-resistant buildings.

Biomimicry thought leader Janine Benyus delivered the symposium’s keynote address. Her presentation was followed by bio-inspired performances by ASU faculty Jessica Rajko and Garth Paine.

To review the day’s events or to learn more about the robust diversity of bio-inspired research at Arizona State University, click on the videos below.

Change the Story, Change the Outcome
Dayna Baumeister
Professor of Practice, School of Life Sciences
Co-Director, The Biomimicry Center

Co-Founder, Biomimicry 3.8
&
Darren Petrucci
Suncor Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, The Design School

Plasticity by Design
Juergen Gadau
Professor, School of Life Sciences

Associate Director for Graduate Studies, School of Life Sciences
Associate Director of Educational Programs, The Biomimicry Center
&
Prasad Boradkar
Professor and Director of InnovationSpace, The Design School

Co-Director, The Biomimicry Center

Nudge toward a New Paradigm
Michelle Fehler
Lecturer, The Design School
&
Mike McBeath
Professor, Department of Psychology

Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geosystems Engineering
Everett Shock
Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration
&
Ed Kavazanjian
Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Biomimetic Solutions for Renewable Energy
Hanna Breetz
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability
&
Devens Gust
Foundation Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Swarmimicry: Engineering Certain Outcomes in an Uncertain World
Ted Pavlic
Research Strategist, School of Life Sciences

Associate Director of Research, The Biomimicry Center
&
Spring Berman
Assistant Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Managing the Hive
Jennifer Fewell
President’s Professor, School of Life Sciences
&
Shade Shutters
Research Scientist, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development

Smart Matter
Ximin He
Assistant Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
&
Andrea Richa
Associate Professor, School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering

Janine Benyus
Partner and Co-founder, Biomimicry 3.8

The Amyloid Project
Jessica Rajko
Choreographer
&
‘Forest’
Garth Paine
Professor,School of Arts, Media and Engineering and School of Music