The inaugural IQ HACKATHON was a huge success! Thank you to Engine 4, Parallel 18 Startups and all of the mentors for their support. And a huge shout out to our amazing students who did a spectacular job.

2019 IQ BIO REU students after a night of hacking. Low levels of energy, still 1000% AMAZING!!!

Brains, Minds and Machines

#BrainsMindsMachines Workshop for our REU students was a great success. Thank you to the MIT Center for Brains Minds and Machines (@MIT_CBMM), Hector de Jesús Cortés (@HecDJC), Josefina Correa Menendez and Taylor Baum for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for science and computation with us.

IQ BIO REU & Neuro ID Students with instructors from MIT CBMM and our CS gurus, Patricia Ordoñez and Sofía Meléndez


Thank you to Patrick Kimes (Dana Farber Cancer Institute) and Kelly Street (Harvard THChan School of Public Health) for facilitating the Replicability Hackathon for our 2019 IQ BIO REU students. Legends in the making!

Here’s the URL for the Replicathon website

GitHub repo

Visit to the Arecibo Observatory

On Saturday we visited the Arecibo Observatory to meet students from the AO REU ( They gave us a super cool tour of the control room and even got to see one student observing as we were there. Thank you for reminding us that “we are made from star stuff”

IQ BIO REU + AO REU students at the Arecibo Observatory.

Visit to El Verde Field Station

Last Saturday we visited El verde Field Station. Even though we somehow got on the wrong bus, we made it to the rainforest. There, we met the students from the Tropical Ecology REU and heard about their amazing projects. Thank you to the students and REU staff for sharing your research with us and for guiding us through the rain forest.

Photo by: @quiquecabanillas