Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Burnaby/New West Branch AGM and Guest Speaker, Dr. A. Yamauchi

Thursday, June 8, 2023
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Event Details


For more details, please contact the Burnaby/ New Westminster Branch Chair.

Event Description

The Burnaby/New Westminster Branch is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) where it will be reviewing the year's events, looking forward to next season, and electing incoming branch executives. Following the AGM, the Branch is honoured to have Dr. Angela Yamauchi present as a guest speaker.

About the Event

Event Description

Join the Burnaby/New West branch for their brief Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we review the year's events, financials and our plan for next season. There are always opportunities to get involved. Following the AGM, we will have a wonderful presentation by Dr. Angela Yamauchi: bioengineer, patent agent, researcher, industry specialist, and artist! Dr. Yamauchi will share insights from her engineering career as well as images from her work as an artist and and help us better understand how art and science can co-exist and thrive.

Event Schedule

  • 12:00 PM: Branch AGM Meeting
  • 12:30 PM: Guest Speaker, Dr. Angela Yamauchi

Presenter Bio

Angela Yamauchi, PhD

Angela was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, to immigrant parents from Okinawa, Japan. She earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where she did undergraduate research work in the biomechanics of insect locomotion, and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Utah, where she conducted research on the biofluid mechanics of the inner ear. During graduate school, she also worked as a research engineer at a microfluidics start-up. As a post-doctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory, she worked on neuroimaging of the sensory cortex and the retina. In 2004 she left academic research to work as a product specialist in the medical products division of W.L. Gore & Assoc. Inc. A growing interest in intellectual property, as well as the desire to better balance family and work life, led her to become a registered patent agent and work for a patent search company, then as an intellectual property manager at Northern Arizona University. In 2018, she decided to nurture a long-dormant passion for the visual arts and pursue life as an artist. She has exhibited her work in several juried exhibitions in Arizona and California. Today, she continues to work as an artist and photographer, as well as in STEAM education, blending a love of science and engineering with the beauty of the arts.