Carnegie Mellon University
November 01, 2017

Computational Biology Department To Sponsor Area High School Symposium

scs_comp-bio_bob-murphy_2017_001.jpgCarl KingsfordPhillip CompeauGe YangHosein Mohimani

The Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University will sponsor the STEM Junction Symposium at Fox Chapel Area High School on November 15.

Founded by Shania Khatri, a senior at Fox Chapel, the first annual bioinformatics symposium is targeted to advanced high school students in the Pittsburgh area. The event will feature talks on the newest discoveries and applications in sub-fields such as machine learning, computational modeling, gene discovery, electronic health records, data science ethics, and more.

Department Head Robert Murphy will be the keynote speaker. Additional faculty speakers from the department include Phillip Compeau, Ge Yang, Carl Kingsford and Hosein Mohimani.

In addition to talks from faculty and industry speakers, students attending the symposium will interact with graduate and undergraduate student mentors from the Computational Biology Department at CMU. Around 200 high school students are expected to participate.