Calendar

  • 19
    19.May.Friday

    Science With A Twist: Super Villains

    6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-19-17
    Arizona Science Center
    600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Our Founders, Rebekah Brubaker and Brian Johnson, are featured speakers at Arizona Science Center’s Science With A Twist: Super Villains. Part of the Center’s series of events for Adults Night Out, you will “be amazed by DNA mutations and hear how close we are to creating super villains.”

    Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the door or online. There is an additional cost for specialty cocktails inspired by Lex Luther, Magneto and the Joker. Dinner can also be purchased at the Center’s Beansprouts Café. Additional shows are Planet Shark: Predator or Prey, $11.95 per person (open all night); Great White Shark, $7.95 per person (showtime 8:30 PM); and Led Zeppelin Laser Show, $9 per person (showtime: 9:15 PM).

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    (Shooting) Star Wars: How meteorites are found, recovered, and classified

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    On June 2nd in 2016, a meteoroid the size of a car hurtled through the atmosphere and landed somewhere in Arizona. In this panel, experts will discuss how they tracked it down! Panelists: Daniel Dunlap, Laurence Garvie, Emilie Dunham, John Christoph

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    We'll Skype You In: Remote classroom teaching

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Virtual classrooms are becoming increasingly popular, with some students never speaking with their teacher in person. Let’s discuss how to get the most out of these technologies while mitigating their disadvantages.

    Teagan Wall,Rebekah Brubaker,Caolan Head

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Mrs. Frederick and Me. The Science of Warehouse 13

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    In the world of Warehouse 13, historical artifacts become imbued with supernatural powers. In this panel, experts will discuss the theories and technologies explored in the show. Panelists: Karen Knierman,  Sierra Ferguson, Luke Johnson

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Don't Touch That File: How to Protect Your Digital Life

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Room 132A

    Cyber attacks have become increasingly sophisticated in recent years, with many major companies breached. In light of this, what precautions can you take to protect yourself and your data? Come to this panel to find out! Panelists: Richard Larkins, Ryan Ang, Alexander Nunn, Peter Hefley

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Super Friends: The Science of the Justice League

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    The Justice League’s membership includes aliens, cyborgs, mythological royalty, and billionaire playboy philanthropists. By their powers combined, they are something even greater! In this panel, experts will discuss the JL and their powers. Panelists: Joe Fortunato, Jeffrey Tinius, Romeo Farinacci.

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Truth and Justice: How to inspire the next generation of heroes!

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    K-12 educators are responsible for teaching far more than specific disciplines. Through them, students can also learn to value community engagement and to fight against bullying. Let’s discuss ways to make your classroom Super!

    Robert Birdsall,Nicole Bowers,Dani Kachorsky,Katherine Burdick

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe: The Science of Information Storage

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Room 132BC

    Information used to have to be painted on to cave walls. Then we were able to store it in magnetic tape. Now a chip the size of a fingernail can store decades worth of photographs. In this panel, experts will discuss the technology that made these advancements possible and what the future of information storage might be. Panelists: Peter Hefley, Ryan Ang, Robert Birdsall.

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Space Combat 2.0

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Room 132A

    Upgraded from Fan Fest this panel returns. We learned that thrusters are the best tool in combat; now let’s find out just which spaceship would win the ultimate battle royal. Join our scientist as they talk about the issues each ship would face in our universe. Panelists: Benjamin Koval, Parker Castleberry, Andrew Thoesen.

     

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Ask an -ologist: How to connect with STEM experts

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    There is an increasing push within the STEM community to perform outreach and education. We discuss some of these projects and how you can connect with them to bring experts into your classroom.

    Deborah Haralson,Al Pajak,Nicole Bowers

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    WAAAGH!: The science of Warhammer 40k

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Room 132BC

    In the grim darkness of the far future there is only… science! In this panel, experts will discuss everything WH40K and how likely this pessimistic vision of the future might be. Panelists: Viola Sanderlin, Benjamin Koval, Parker Castleberry.

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Eating nuclear waste and pooping electricity: Microbial superpowers!

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

     

    Room 132A

    Usually we notice bacteria when they make us sick or spoil our food. But, there are many bacteria species that don’t care about you or your sandwich at all! In this panel, experts will discuss the strange diets of bacteria and how we might harness them to make the world cleaner and safer. Panelists: Lee Hardison, Cassandra Barrett, Galyna Kufryk, Andy Diamos.

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Technology and Entrepreneurship: How to teach 21st century skills

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Emerging technology in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, and 3D Design are creating new and exciting opportunities. Exposing students to these technologies, as they relate to gaming, costuming, film, robotics, engineering, music, and much more, is a perfect way to provide them numerous ways to learn 21st century skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Brian Calaway,Robert Birdsall,Shawn Hardina,Deborah Haralson

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Finish the Fight: The Science of Halo

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Room 132BC

    The Halo universe features exotic technologies such as sometimes-malevolent AIs, gravity hammers, and sticky grenades. In this panel, experts will discuss Halo and the evolution of combat. Panelists: Michael Fillman , Michael Moran, Stephanie Montes

  • 25
    25.May.Thursday

    Democracy has been hacked: The Science of Mr. Robot

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-25-17
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Mr. Robot’s portrayal of hacking has been described as “unusually accurate.” In this panel, experts will discuss the usually poor depictions of hacking found in media and why Mr. Robot is the exception.

    Richard Larkins,Ryan Ang,Peter Hefley