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Saturday STEM Seminar: Immune Memory with Vaccination
November 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 amFree
During Science City’s Saturday STEM Seminars, local STEM professionals present hot topics in science, technology, engineering and math as well as highlights of their education and career paths. A Q&A session follows. The seminars, geared toward students in grades 7-12, are open to the public. Registration is required, but walk-ups are welcome!
Note to teachers: Give your students extra credit for attending and YOU can WIN for sending the most students (one contest per semester)! Students will take notes during the seminar, and these will be stamped on their way out for proof of attendance!
In this session, Dr. Todd Bradley discusses “Making Memories – Generating Immune Memory with Vaccination.”
The goal of vaccines are to induce long-lasting protective immune memory against invading viruses and bacteria, and are even being used to harness the immune system to fight cancer. Learn about the experiments an immunologist performs to answer these questions and make better vaccines. Find out why some vaccines don’t work as well or as long as others and why some people have poor immune responses to vaccines.