National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Biomimicry Presented to MC^2 STEM Students

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Photo Credit: Great Lakes Science Center

Dr. Vikram Shyam, a scientist at Glenn’s Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio gave a talk on biomimicry at the Great Lakes Science Center’s Omnimax Theater. The audience was comprised of instructors and 120 STEM students from the MC^2 STEM school.

The talk covered the applicability to systems thinking of biomimicry to business and education in addition to technology development.

Several examples were provided ranging from healthcare to aerospace. The students were asked to observe animal behavior from videos and comment on uses, features and physics behind the behavior.

Examples of NASA’s biomimicry endeavors were also highlighted.

Biomimicry at Glenn may be found at our internal website as well as our public website.