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Thirst for Science is a monthly event held in popular South Miami locations where scientists explain their research in an accessible way to a general audience. Each event features a different scientist who will walk the group through their work, field questions from the audience, and relax with the attendees. All events are open to the public, so please stop by and enjoy!

Events are typically hosted monthly. Information about upcoming and past events will be updated on this site. Check out our previous events below!

Find us on Facebook at ThirstForScience and on Twitter @thirst_science to keep up to date. For questions please feel free to reach out to your hosts:

Dr. Zachary Danziger; zdanzige [at] fiu [dot] edu

Dr. Joshua Hutcheson; jhutches [at] fiu [dot] edu



Come hang out with us for a post-St. Patrick's Day Thirst for Science on Thursday, March 19th. Dr. Daniela Radu will illuminate the secrets of the sun and how we might be able to harness its awesome energy! See you there. @FIU_CEC @FIUmecheng @FIUbiomed

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Past Events

BME Rapid Science Happy Hour 



Dr. Anu Godavarty

doctor or… pocket doctor?!



Dr. Benjamin Baez

science v. scientism: what are we doing to ourselves?



Dr. Melissa Baralt

fNIRS: shedding light (literally) on the brain



Dr. Lin

“you are so transparent” – imagenes medicas


Dr. Dickerson

lessons from iron man: exploring biological interfaces for advanced material design


Dr. McPherson

90% of the game is half mental: the neuromechanics of baseball


Dr. Ramaswamy

count dracula, are blood flow patterns trying to tell us something?


Dr. Raymond

cells talk with bubbles, and viruses are hitchhicking


Dr. Schummers

how does your brain see the world?


Drs. Hutcheson, Danziger, and Lin

biomedical engineering in the movies


Dr. Ranu Jung:

how can a chicken run around with its head cut off?


Drs. Hutcheson, Danziger, and Saytashev:

the future of biomedical engineering


Dr. Riera:

dogmas and facts lying beneath the three most devastating neurological conditions: epilepsy, alzheimers and migraines



Dr. Ramella-Roman:

from lightsabers to two photon microscopy: present and future of light in medicine


Dr. Danziger:

breaking the seal and controlling the bladder


Dr. Hutcheson:

how hard does the heart pump blood?