Our lab participated in this awesome event today - a mystery / puzzle hunt game! See this link for their main event on Mother's Day weekend.
The game started on the quad. We divided the lab into three teams: Kevin's team name was "Like a post-doc." Josh / Roxy's was team "Super-res." Khalid's team was "Like a boss." Since I was on his team, I required this name - it was too perfect.
Investigate a mock outbreak on the Emory campus, using real-world tools employed by Emory and CDC scientists. Players will study the environment, perform a lab test, interview mock patients, investigate vaccine and drug development and attend a mock press conference to get to the bottom of this mysterious outbreak. Get your team together (we recommend 3-5 people per team) and register in advance. There will be no on-site registration. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
We now think the photographer wasn't an actor, but was there doing something else.
We called the phone number on it asking for a hint - and actually - it was a real lab number of a real mosquito lab! That to me was hilarious. We met someone from that lab later - they said that number (their lab number) never gets calls, but today it was ringing off the hook. LOL
After completing all the clues, we had to go back to the quad, turn in our sheet and get the last clue to find out what the disease was that had caused the outbreak. Team super res was the highest winning team in 3rd place! 95 people signed up to participate with 5 to a team, so that's not bad!
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Weekly lab report: My write-ups on what I did each week (I posted these publicly during my rotation but not as much now. That may change.)
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