Helen and Mike participate in a program called Project Bridge. The goal of this program is to build avenues of communication between scientists at Hopkins and members of the community. Once a month, the Regot Lab graduate students help run a science booth at the local farmers market. With simple, fun experiments we hope to increase the public’s appreciation and understanding of basic research and inspire scientific curiosity in children as well as their families. These interactions are crucial for the future of the basic science community.
At the most recent market, we turned cell phones into makeshift microscopes using a wood structure and a lens from a laser pointer. Here are some photos we took: