The OrJames Lab's Special Events and Outreach Programs


Local School Districts -The OrJames Laboratory welcomes K-12 students from local school districts annually to demonstrate healthy ways of living while doing physical activities and working with animal dissections.

Black History Month -The OrJames Laboratory honors Black History Month.

  George Washington Carver - February 8, 6:30pm

   Born into slavery and orphaned as a child, George Washington Carver grew to become one of the nations leading agriculture scientists of his time. He is credited with providing the world with various uses of the peanut. These uses include dyes, and plastics among other things. Carver ultimately devoted his life to helping former slaves earn a high quality education. Come learn more about this individual and his experiments. Presentation by Orin James.

  Charles Drew - February 22, 7:00pm

   Born in Washington DC on June 3, 1904, Charles Drew was pioneer in medical research. His work led to the development of ways to safely process and store blood in blood banks. His wisdom and knowledge led him to direct blood plasma programs for the US and Great Britain during WWII. Come learn more about this great individual and his work. Presentation by Orin James.

Women's History Month -The OrJames Laboratory honors Women's History Month.

   Marie Curie - March 15, 6:30pm

   Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1867, Marie Curie as a dedicated scientist, worked with the mineral pitchblende and discovered a new radioactive element, now named polonium, after her native country. In the same pitchblende, she found another radioactive material, now called radium. In 1903 Marie Curie made history, as she became the first women to win the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911 Marie won her second Nobel Prize, this time in Chemistry. Come learn more about this great individual and her experiments. Presentation by Orin James

Florence Nightingale - March 22, 6:30pm

While grappling with the cholera outbreak during the Crimean War during the 1850's, Florence saw first hand the need to improve hygiene practices. This same war presented Nightingale with the horrific conditions of the British base hospital in Constantinople, which in turn inspired her revolutionary work to modify the hospital setting. Come learn more about this great individual and her work. Presentation by Orin James.

All Roads Lead to Austria -The OrJames Laboratory hosts a series of events annually leading up to The Comparative Healthcare in Graz summer program for students.

Galen and Vesalius - April 5, 2017 6:30pm

Galen's theories and approach to studying physiology strongly influenced Western medicine for over 1,000 years. His treatises, however, were based heavily on animal dissections. Because of this some of the ideas he applied to human physiology were erroneous. It wasn't until Vesalius we get human dissections and a better understanding of human physiology. Come learn more about how these two individuals carried out their studies and the impact of their work that still stands today.