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NU SASE Presents: Grant Imahara
March 1, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
On March 1st, Northeastern University SASE will host its first ever guest speaker: Grant Imahara! Doors open at 6:30 PM. Event starts at 7 PM. Location: Blackman Auditorium NU Community ONLY! Tickets: Free for NU undergraduate, $7 for NU graduate, faculty & staff Tickets will be available on my.northeastern.edu starting February 19th! Grant Imahara brings the world of animatronics, special effects, pop culture, and science alive as he shares what he has learned about engineering, modelmaking, and innovation in Hollywood to Northeastern University. Grant is the co-host of the Netflix original series, “White Rabbit Project,” and a special FX modelmaker who has reached celebrity status in animatronics engineering. On “White Rabbit Project,” Grant and his co-stars investigate the science behind the greatest inventions, the most daring heists, and unusual pop culture events in American history. Prior to Netflix, he was one of the hosts of the popular, long-running, Emmy-nominated science reality show “Mythbusters.” Before becoming a Mythbuster, Grant was a modelmaker and animatronics engineer at George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic, where he worked in movie special effects. At ILM, he worked on 11 feature films, including Star Wars: Episodes 1-3, Artificial Intelligence: AI, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. As the creator of the popular fighting robot “Deadblow”, as seen on Comedy Central’s “Battlebots,” he distilled his expert insights on metal gladiator-design- build in the book, “Kickin' Bot: An Illustrated Guide to Building Combat Robots.” With a showman’s charisma and sense of scientific curiosity, Grant gives others a mesmerizing behind-the-scenes look at his work on “Mythbusters” and “Star Wars,” as well as the world of engineering and innovation in entertainment