Last week, we filmed in the new Robotics and Biosystems Center space in the new AB Fill in Tech, interviewing faculty and filming robots for a video that will announce the center led by Professor Kevin Lynch that will open this fall. One of the areas of robotics we found fascinating were the robot swarms, little car-like robots that are programmed to function as one unit to form the letters “N” and “U.”
We also filmed our own aerial footage of drones that Assistant Professor Michael Rubenstein has built with students. He will be teaching a new drone class this fall. Check back for a final video in October!
Northwestern hosted its 161st annual Commencement this past weekend. Working with the Commencement Office and TC Furlong, Northwestern IT provided a live stream of this year’s ceremony as well as the WCAS, Kellogg, and McCormick Convocations for our global community to view.
This year’s commencement address was delivered by Lonnie Bunch, the Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Click here for more information and video highlights!
The video production team has had a very busy spring. It began with our own version of March Madness – creating promotional videos for two Northwester centers, the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute and the new Center for Physical Genomics and Engineering. The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP), which is located in Silverman Hall, is a group of researchers who investigate the chemistry of biology. They have developed new treatments for cancer, Parkinson’s, cardiovascular disease and addiction. They hosted an event in March and asked us to create a video to launch the festivities:
Another big piece we finished up this spring was an introductory video to the Center for Physical Genomics. Vadim Backman, the Center’s director, has spent the past few years looking to revolutionize cancer treatment, including creating a swab test that would detect cancer in earlier stages. At the Center for Physical Genomics, researchers will look at the structure of the genome (chromatin) and how it can be manipulated to treat diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and even promote plant health to combat climate change. We have been very privileged to work with these amazing scientists and engineers to create videos that convey the impact of their work to the public.