During this meeting, our members had the chance to meet Michelle Mellenthin, a Biomedical Engineer and and Post-Doctorate Researcher at CU Denver’s Smith Lab. The group learned how to spot diseased cells in mice and to fold their own origami microscope to observe various samples from the lab. Michelle spoke about her background and current plans in biomedical engineering. It ranged from her volunteer project done in a developing country to create a filtering system for a village's river to innovating pieces that aid in surgical processes, specifically airway surgeries in her case. The participants appreciated Michelle’s talking about intersections between jobs, about how people see Engineers as math and physics people, but that is interconnected to other fields, such as medicine.
Today we had the pleasure of meeting Justine Henderson, a Denver-based designer and photographer. We got to hear her inspiring story and were introduced to some of her amazing work.
Now we will explore the intersection of graphic design and technology first-hand, using digital design tools to create our very own business cards!
Sign up at canva.com using your school Google account. You can ignore all the bluish-purple pages that appear after you first sign up. Just move on to the next step.
After signing up, click here to open the Beginner's Challenge. This will show you how to use Canva’s tools and features.
Once you’ve done the Beginner’s Challenge, click the Canva logo at the top left to return to the main page. On the main page:
Click Create a design
Choose Business Card
Now design a business card that represents you! Be sure to include:
A front and back design. Click +Add a new page at the bottom to add a second canvas for the other side.
Your name and a creative title for yourself: Cat Lover, Math Lover, Slime Queen, Future Neuroscientist, etc...
Want actual copies of your business card?
Click Share at the top and enter this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (that’s 3 m’s).
Make sure it says Invite people to edit
Click Send invites