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Director: Jeannette Yen | Professor, School of Biology College of Science
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Co-director: Mohan Srinivasarao | Associate Professor,School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber
Engineering and School of Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Engineering
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Co-director: Craig Tovey | Professor School of Industrial and Systems Engineering College of Engineering
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Co-director: Marc Weissburg| Associate Professor School of Biology College of Science
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Initiating members:

Rob Butera | Associate Professor School of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering
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Minami Yoda | Associate Professor School of Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering
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Hang Lu | Assistant Professor School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering College of Engineering
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Ken Sandhage | Professor School of Materials Science & Engineering College of Engineering
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Jim Spain | Professor School of Civil and Environmental Engineering College of Engineering
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Lena Ting | Assistant Professor School of Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering
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Elizabeth Dowling | Associate Professor College of Architecture
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Chris Jarrett | Associate Professor College of Architecture
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Young-HuiChang | Assistant Professor School of Applied Physiology College of Science
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Jiri Janata | Professor School of Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Science
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Nils Kroger | Assistant Professor School of Chemistry College of Science
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Bruce Walker | School of Psychology College of Science
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Paul Corballis| School of Psychology College of Science
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biomimicry defined
inspire

For Love of Insects


by Thomas Eisner

Love of Insects

"The bombardier is even able to fire forward over its back. It does this by bouncing the spray off a pair of skeletal reflectors that it manages to stick out from the tip of the abdomen at the moment of ejection. Ants are therefore at risk even if they scale a beetle's back."

Thomas Eisner
human plus nature connection

How does nature teach?
How does nature learn?
How does nature heal?
How does nature communicate?
Quieting human cleverness is
the first step in biomimicry. Next comes listening, then trying to echo what we hear. This emulatng is hard and humbling work. When what we learn improves how we live,
we grow grateful,and that leads to the last step in the path:
stewardship and caretaking, a practical thanksgiving for what we've learned.


Janine Benyus