• Question: You said you would spend the money on 3D models in your work so how would 3D models help in your work?

    Asked by Lukie Pookie to Jonathan, Kellie, Kevin, Melissa, Stephanie on 2 May 2016.
    • Photo: Melissa Wilson Sayres

      Melissa Wilson Sayres answered on 2 May 2016:

      I’d use the money for a 3D model for outreach. My work is computational, and $500 wouldn’t even buy me a new node on the high performance computing (HPC) cluster (they’re $1000 apiece).

      But, I rarely have tangible things to show people, because we do analysis of DNA sequences. Also, Gila monsters are protected and cannot be readily transported places.

      So, a 3D model will allow me to have something to take around to show people what we’re working on, including its inner anatomy.

    • Photo: Jonathan Jackson

      Jonathan Jackson answered on 2 May 2016:

      I hadn’t considered using 3D models for my outreach, but Melissa’s answer is far more interesting, thoughtful, and creative than anything I could have devised.

    • Photo: Kevin Baker

      Kevin Baker answered on 2 May 2016:

      I also have not considered using 3D models, even though it would be helpful to teach about blood clotting.

    • Photo: Kellie Jaremko

      Kellie Jaremko answered on 3 May 2016:

      For neuroscience outreach I think that 3-D models of brains and different areas would be very cool. This is much less slippery and perishable than preserved human brains.