Thursday, 28 August 2014

Upcoming Event with Ottawa Romance Writers: Sept 7

Blood, DNA and Science for the Writer:
Sunday September 7th at 2 pm, Mlacak Community Center, Kanata.

You’ve watched some procedural dramas on TV, and now you want to spice up your next novel with some crime.  Maybe you just want you’re hero to be a scientist working in a lab.  There’s a wealth of information and misinformation on the internet, but where do you start?  How much detail should you include?  How technical is too technical?  There’s a fine balance between convincing detail and overly dry information.  In this workshop you will learn the basics of blood properties and flow in the human body and an introduction to DNA.  We’ll discuss accurate science portrayal in popular culture, and we’ll even do some hands on activities to explore DNA crime scene analysis.

Katie Pitts has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering.  Her PhD thesis focused on imaging micro blood flows in biomedical microchips.  Dr. Pitts has taught at the University of Ottawa and currently works in the biomedical device field in Ottawa.  She is an avid STEM advocate and volunteer educator and was featured as an Inspiring Woman in Engineering as a part of the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering #30in30 National Engineering Month campaign for 2014.

No comments:

Post a Comment