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BAO Virtual Lectures

Join us for virtual lectures from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM every other Thursday.
New lectures will be added each month, so check back to this page for updates!

Since we had to cancel our lectures in Mountain View and San Jose due to the shelter-in-place order, we thought you may continue to enjoy them virtually. While we may have a guest lecturer or two, most of the lectures will be health or science related and presented by Dr. Anne Ferguson or Dr. Nusrat Khaleeli. You can participate by phone only (but you won't see the slides) or by video conference - it is your choice. A few days before the meeting, we will email you the phone number to call in and the free video conference information.

Please register below. Required information is denoted with an asterisk (*). Please click SUBMIT when you have finished filling out the form.

Please choose the events you would like to register for from the list below and check the box if you want to play virtual BINGO with us. If you want to play, we will email you a bingo card and at the end of each BAO event (lecture or tea), we will draw a number.

Are you thinking of down-sizing? Moving out of the area? Selling your home is one of the most important events in your life. This lecture will teach you a successful nine-step system that includes the tools you need to maximize your profits, maintain control, and reduce the stress that comes with the home selling process. Presented by our partner and real estate expert, Sharad Gupta.

Join us for a presentation by a professional bee swarmer who captures runaway bees and has a honey business. He will teach us about the biology of bees and businesses based on bee keeping.

In these COVID-19 times, we've all got "virus on the brain". Join us for a talk about a completely different virus and the use of innovative three dimensional models of the brain. Our speaker is Dr. Lee Fortunato, Professor of Biology at the University of Idaho who has been studying viruses for the past 25 years. She will give a comprehensive overview of virology and then discuss her research. Join us for this fascinating topic and engaging speaker.

Many sellers need to sell their home right now but do not want to risk exposing themselves and their family to the COVID-19 virus. Our partner, Sharad Gupta's COVID-19 Seller Protection Program solves this dilemma. He and his team sells homes 100% virtually without any need to enter the home. Because he and his team has handled thousands of transactions, they have proprietary systems to make sure your family is safe. This lecture is presented by our partner and real estate expert, Sharad Gupta.

Please note: It is better if you attend Part 1 which will give you the background you need to understand Part 2. According to the FDA in 2013, more than 1.3 million people experienced adverse side effects from prescription and over-the-counter drugs, resulting in more than 100,000 deaths. Using real examples, we will explain why taking drugs can result in side effects, how drugs are tested for adverse side effects, describe tests used to determine each person's drug response and useful resources for preventing harmful side effects. The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. Our presenter, Dr. Nusrat Khaleeli has many years of drug development experience.

Join us for a presentation by Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization that offers free home repairs, maintenance and remodeling. Learn how they can help you make your home safer, more accessible and improve energy efficiency. A majority of their projects help older adults stay in their homes. A single person in a home qualifies up to $72,750 annual income and for a family of two it is $83,150. They will cover eligibility requirements and home improvements that can be made under their program.

Our guest speaker, Brooke Landoch, is a biomedical and mechanical engineering graduate student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She will give an overview of biomedical engineering and how it is poised to revolutionize society. Brooke will describe her lab’s development of a high throughput gene editing technology and applications of this service in industry and scientific research.

At this lecture, we will learn about the nonprofit organization, Grassroots Ecology that leverages the power of volunteers to create healthy lands across Silicon Valley. They restore native plants to open spaces and neighborhoods to feed wildlife, keep invasive plants in check, support stream restoration and fish passage projects and more. Come join us to learn about their habitat restoration processes and techniques, local restoration projects and volunteering opportunities. Our speaker helps implement restoration plans and programs at Arastradero Preserve. She graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Biology.

Join us for a cutting-edge, interactive presentation by Kevin Sato, Ph.D., Space Biology Senior Project Scientist and former Deputy Program Scientist at NASA. He has more than 20 years of experience in space exploration. Dr. Sato will discuss the projects behind the ambitious goal of another human moon landing in 2024. This will require a new, even bigger rocket, astronaut-carrying capsule and lander to be built and tested and the timing is controversial. Many other technologies and systems will be required. The Moon will provide a proving ground to test technologies and resources that will take humans to Mars and beyond, including building a sustainable, reusable architecture.

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