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Creative Collisions

Creative Collisions is a new evening program at The Tech designed to generate initiatives and enterprises by gathering people with shared interests and complementary skills. Each Creative Collisions night will convene around a talk from an acclaimed expert on a high-interest topic. Before and after the talk, attendees will interact over food and drink in The Tech’s lower level. This initiative is designed to foster the type of creative collisions that gave birth to the Silicon Valley we know today. July 30th is a beta night for this upcoming year-round initiative.

Exclusive Engagement!

An Evening with the World's Leading Marine Microbiologists

A Creative Collisions Initiative

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
5:45 p.m.
Lower Level of The Tech Museum of Innovation
General admission $25 in advance/$35 at the door 
Members $15/$25
Students and Seniors $10/$15
Food & Beverage available for sale at event
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The oxygen in every second breath we take is produced by microbes in our oceans—they are thought to produce about 50 percent of the oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere. Yet, we know surprisingly little about these tiny organisms.”—The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Microbiology Initiative
The Tech welcomes 16 world-renowned scientists for an evening of discussion and discovery.
Please join us to learn more about our diverse ocean ecosystems through robust conversation with some of the most innovative minds of our time, and to connect with bio-focused community groups and individuals. Listen to Professor Kay Bidle of Rutgers University explore “The Invisible World of Marine Microbes: How Earth’s Smallest Living Things Have the Biggest Impact on How Our Ocean Works.”
Mingle with the 16 Investigators of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Microbiology Initiative:
5:45—6:45 p.m. Mingling over food, drinks and exhibits
6:45—7:30 p.m. Kay Bidle: “The Invisible World of Marine Microbes: How Earth’s Smallest Living Things Have the Biggest Impact on How Our Ocean Works,” followed by 15-minute Q&A
7:30—10 p.m. More mingling over food and drinks


About the Speaker: Kay Bidle, Ph.D., associate professor from Rutgers University, specializes in marine microbiology, microbial ecology and biogeochemistry. His research focuses on the impact of marine microorganisms on the ocean’s ecology and the microbes within the ocean, in which the genetic imprint of marine microbes and their interaction with the environment play a significant role. 
About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: The foundation believes in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of environmental conservation, patient care and science. Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create this change around the world and at home in the San Francisco Bay Area.