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  • Science With A Twist: Super Villains

    Science With A Twist: Super Villains

    6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-19-17

    600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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).

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  • We’ll Skype You In: Remote classroom teaching

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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

  • Mrs. Frederick and Me. The Science of Warehouse 13

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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

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

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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

  • 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, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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

  • Super Friends: The Science of the Justice League

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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.

  • 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, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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

  • Ask an -ologist: How to connect with STEM experts

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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

  • Space Combat 2.0

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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.

     

  • 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, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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.

  • Eating nuclear waste and pooping electricity: Microbial superpowers!

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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.

  • Technology and Entrepreneurship: How to teach 21st century skills

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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

  • WAAAGH!: The science of Warhammer 40k

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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.

  • Play On Macduff: How to use games to enhance learning

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Games are often seen as distractions, taking students away from their work. Let’s discuss ways in which games can be used to enhance learning, such as by incorporating video games into lessons or using software designed specifically for classroom use.

    Rolando Robles,Earl Aguilera,Caolan Head,Katherine Burdick

  • Democracy has been hacked: The Science of Mr. Robot

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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

  • Finish the Fight: The Science of Halo

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    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

  • Harry Potter Astronomy

    5:00 PM-5:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Doctor Who’s Universe

    5:30 PM-6:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Know No Fear: The Science of Daredevil

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Room 131C

    Daredevil features a blind crime-fighting lawyer with extraordinary senses. We discuss the science of sensation and emerging accessibility technologies. Panelists: Viola Sanderlin, Denise Oswalt, Jake Patten

     

  • YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS: The Science of Starcraft

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Room 132A

    Rush over to this panel where experts will discuss the science behind Starcraft. Panelists: Troy Retter, Parker Castleberry, Ryan Anderson, John Cornelius

  • Comics in the Cosmos

    6:00 PM-6:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Set a Course for Home: The Science of Star Trek Voyager

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Room 132BC

    As the crew of the Intrepid-class ship Voyager journeyed home, they enjoyed technologies such as neural computers and a holographic AI doctor. We discuss the science behind the ship and it’s encounters on the way home.

    Panelists: Sierra Ferguson, Tanya Harrison, Romeo Farinacci, Jonathon Hill

  • Astronomy for Video Gamers

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Harry Potter Astronomy

    7:00 PM-7:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Good News Everyone! The Science of Futurama

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Can we ever preserve heads in jars? Is smell really the best way to explore the cosmos? Step into our cryo-chamber and get a glimpse into the science of our wacky future.

    Jordan Yaron,Michael Fillman,Alex Andre

  • The Expanse: When Science on TV is Done Right

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Thanks for the lift- and the cancer. The Expanse is great show that is quickly getting a following. It also is getting a lot of thumbs up from scientists for accuracy. Our scientists talk about the science behind the show.

    Jackie Monkiewicz,David Williams,Ryan Anderson,Tanya Harrison

  • Crossing into the Fifth Dimension: The Science of The Twilight Zone

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Besides having an iconic opening theme, The Twilight Zone also explored complex issues through the lenses of sci-fi, horror, and sometimes fantasy. In this panel, experts will discuss these topics and how well the show applied them to give it’s message.

    Joe Fortunato,Prajwal Paudyal,Bradley Lusk

     

  • Edutech Expo: Education Track Reception

    7:30 PM-9:30 PM
    05-25-17

    100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    West 101ABC

    A gathering of industry, education and professional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) organizations demonstrating hands on techniques and resources for K-12 teachers, community college instructors and allied educators.

    Please join us for an opportunity to experience the rich technological and instructional resources available from Arizona’s innovative educational STEM community. Our partnering organizations include TEALS: Computer Science in Every High School, Trees Matter, Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Robot Ambassador, Foxy Ninja Studios, Department of Homeland Security, Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC), FBI InfraGard, ASU’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Brain Fair, Neuroscience of Memory & Aging, VR for Good and STAX3d.

  • Doctor Who’s Universe

    7:30 PM-8:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Anime Astronomy

    8:30 PM-9:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Star Trek Astronomy

    8:30 PM-9:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Tangled: The Science of Hair

    9:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    It’s cuddly, it’s curly, it gets coughed up by cats! Hair is a defining characteristic of mammals, although it varies considerably among species. Join our experts for this this hair raising discussion.

    Gwyneth Gordon,Debra Nickelson,Spencer Morrell

  • I Know Kung Fu: The Science of The Matrix

    9:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-25-17

    North 132A

    Recent innovations in virtual reality are making The Matrix seem more feasible all the time. Learn about the technologies necessary for a real life Matrix and discover how likely it is that we might ever get Jacked In.

    Elio Greico,Prajwal Paudyal,Denise Oswalt

     

  • Ape-x Predator: The Science of King Kong

    9:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-25-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Bigger is always better! But can the environment support a true giant ape? Who are King Kong’s parents since we only ever see one? In this era of satellite imagining are there really any more uncharted islands? Hollywood should have asked our panelists a few of these questions while writing the script!

    Irene Smail,Hallie Edmonds,David Oakes,Jessica Noviello

  • More events
    • We'll Skype You In: Remote classroom teaching
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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

    • Mrs. Frederick and Me. The Science of Warehouse 13
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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

    • (Shooting) Star Wars: How meteorites are found, recovered, and classified
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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

    • 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, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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

    • Super Friends: The Science of the Justice League
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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.

    • 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, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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

    • Ask an -ologist: How to connect with STEM experts
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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

    • Space Combat 2.0
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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.

       

    • 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, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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.

    • Eating nuclear waste and pooping electricity: Microbial superpowers!
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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.

    • Technology and Entrepreneurship: How to teach 21st century skills
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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

    • WAAAGH!: The science of Warhammer 40k
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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.

    • Play On Macduff: How to use games to enhance learning
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Games are often seen as distractions, taking students away from their work. Let’s discuss ways in which games can be used to enhance learning, such as by incorporating video games into lessons or using software designed specifically for classroom use.

      Rolando Robles,Earl Aguilera,Caolan Head,Katherine Burdick

    • Democracy has been hacked: The Science of Mr. Robot
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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

    • Finish the Fight: The Science of Halo
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      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

    • Harry Potter Astronomy
      5:00 PM-5:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Doctor Who’s Universe
      5:30 PM-6:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Know No Fear: The Science of Daredevil
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Room 131C

      Daredevil features a blind crime-fighting lawyer with extraordinary senses. We discuss the science of sensation and emerging accessibility technologies. Panelists: Viola Sanderlin, Denise Oswalt, Jake Patten

       

    • YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS: The Science of Starcraft
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Room 132A

      Rush over to this panel where experts will discuss the science behind Starcraft. Panelists: Troy Retter, Parker Castleberry, Ryan Anderson, John Cornelius

    • Comics in the Cosmos
      6:00 PM-6:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Set a Course for Home: The Science of Star Trek Voyager
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Room 132BC

      As the crew of the Intrepid-class ship Voyager journeyed home, they enjoyed technologies such as neural computers and a holographic AI doctor. We discuss the science behind the ship and it’s encounters on the way home.

      Panelists: Sierra Ferguson, Tanya Harrison, Romeo Farinacci, Jonathon Hill

    • Astronomy for Video Gamers
      6:30 PM-7:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Harry Potter Astronomy
      7:00 PM-7:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Good News Everyone! The Science of Futurama
      7:30 PM-8:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Can we ever preserve heads in jars? Is smell really the best way to explore the cosmos? Step into our cryo-chamber and get a glimpse into the science of our wacky future.

      Jordan Yaron,Michael Fillman,Alex Andre

    • The Expanse: When Science on TV is Done Right
      7:30 PM-8:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Thanks for the lift- and the cancer. The Expanse is great show that is quickly getting a following. It also is getting a lot of thumbs up from scientists for accuracy. Our scientists talk about the science behind the show.

      Jackie Monkiewicz,David Williams,Ryan Anderson,Tanya Harrison

    • Crossing into the Fifth Dimension: The Science of The Twilight Zone
      7:30 PM-8:30 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Besides having an iconic opening theme, The Twilight Zone also explored complex issues through the lenses of sci-fi, horror, and sometimes fantasy. In this panel, experts will discuss these topics and how well the show applied them to give it’s message.

      Joe Fortunato,Prajwal Paudyal,Bradley Lusk

       

    • Edutech Expo: Education Track Reception
      7:30 PM-9:30 PM
      05-25-17
      100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      West 101ABC

      A gathering of industry, education and professional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) organizations demonstrating hands on techniques and resources for K-12 teachers, community college instructors and allied educators.

      Please join us for an opportunity to experience the rich technological and instructional resources available from Arizona’s innovative educational STEM community. Our partnering organizations include TEALS: Computer Science in Every High School, Trees Matter, Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Robot Ambassador, Foxy Ninja Studios, Department of Homeland Security, Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC), FBI InfraGard, ASU’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Brain Fair, Neuroscience of Memory & Aging, VR for Good and STAX3d.

    • Doctor Who’s Universe
      7:30 PM-8:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Anime Astronomy
      8:30 PM-9:00 PM
      05-25-17

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Star Trek Astronomy
      8:30 PM-9:00 PM
      05-25-17

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Tangled: The Science of Hair
      9:00 PM-10:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      It’s cuddly, it’s curly, it gets coughed up by cats! Hair is a defining characteristic of mammals, although it varies considerably among species. Join our experts for this this hair raising discussion.

      Gwyneth Gordon,Debra Nickelson,Spencer Morrell

    • I Know Kung Fu: The Science of The Matrix
      9:00 PM-10:00 PM
      05-25-17

      North 132A

      Recent innovations in virtual reality are making The Matrix seem more feasible all the time. Learn about the technologies necessary for a real life Matrix and discover how likely it is that we might ever get Jacked In.

      Elio Greico,Prajwal Paudyal,Denise Oswalt

       

    • Ape-x Predator: The Science of King Kong
      9:00 PM-10:00 PM
      05-25-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Bigger is always better! But can the environment support a true giant ape? Who are King Kong’s parents since we only ever see one? In this era of satellite imagining are there really any more uncharted islands? Hollywood should have asked our panelists a few of these questions while writing the script!

      Irene Smail,Hallie Edmonds,David Oakes,Jessica Noviello

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  • I Get a Kick Out of You: The Science of Pharmaceuticals

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    The Bourne Legacy, Dredd, and Limitless all feature the use of compounds that greatly enhance their users; though often with undesirable side effects. Our experts discuss how pharmaceuticals are developed and tested, and how close we are to a smart pill.

    Kimberly Olney,Debra Nickelson,Teagan Wall,Darien Hall

  • Send us a Tweet: Birdwatching in Arizona

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Despite its harsh climate, Arizona is home to a diverse population of birds. Birding experts discuss the birds of AZ and where you can spot them.

    Cathy Wise,Steven Prager,Katherine Burdick,Matt Chew

  • Smarts and Crafts: Buildable Science Lessons

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C
    Let’s discuss hands on activities that can be used to bring science into the classroom, such as paper microscopes and balsa gliders.
    Shawn Hardina,Jennifer Beam,Justin Koh

  • Harry Potter Astronomy

    11:00 AM-11:30 AM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Doctor Who’s Universe

    11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Science of the Lambs: How Domestication Shapes Life

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Dogs, corn, and cattle are all products of domestication. Scientists will discuss how humans breed other organisms to fulfill our needs.

    Jack Farmer,Kimberly Olney,Kelly Young,Christian Ross

  • Andromeda Game: The Science of Mass Effect

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    BioWare created a vibrant universe in their Mass Effect series, teeming with unique planets and alien life. Experts in planetary geology and astrobiology will discuss what the games got right and where they missed the mark.

    Tessa Fisher,Ryan Stikeleather,Joseph Hunter,Sierra Ferguson

  • AZ Stars of Science

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 232ABC

    Science Track programming’s own celebrities highlight Arizona’s international reputation for innovation and discoveries. Come to this panel to learn about their work and what they think the future holds for science in Arizona.

    Our panelists:

    Dante Lauretta, Professor of Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory & leader of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission.

    Bert Jacobs, Director of the School of Life Sciences, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, research focused on developing a vaccine for HIV.

    Sharon O’Neal, Engineering Director at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) & Founder of the Math Science and Technology Funfest (MSTFF).

    Hosted by Teagan Wall, writer on Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World & PBS Digital Studios’ Braincraft and CoFounder of NerdBrigadeLA. Teegan is a PhD in Computation and Neural Systems with degrees in Behavioral and Social Neuroscience, Political Science, Economics, and Mathematics.

  • Star Trek Astronomy

    12:00 PM-12:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • The Limit is Imagination: How to teach technology in resource-limited settings

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Computers and similar technologies are, increasingly, becoming necessary for success. Yet, many students do not have access to these at home and schools have limited resources to provide them in the classroom. In this panel, we’ll discuss ways to overcome these challenges.

    Justin Koh,Earl Aguilera,Dani Kachorsky,Katherine Burdick

  • Anime Astronomy

    12:30 PM-1:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • I AM THE KNIGHT: The Science of Batman the Animated Series

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Batman the Animated Series is responsible for memorable characters like Harley Quinn and the reinvention of Mr. Freeze as a tragic villain. Scientists and engineers discuss what their favorite episodes of the show got right.

    David Oakes,Alyssa Henning,Brian Johnson

  • You’ve got a friend in you: The science of helpful microbes

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Despite their bad reputation, bacteria, viruses, and parasites don’t only make people sick. In fact, there are many microscopic organisms that are actually beneficial. Experts discuss ways microbes make us healthy.

    Brandon Favre,Bradley Lusk,Galyna Kufryk,Thiago Stangherlin Barbosa

  • Reaching the stars: Increasing accessibility in education

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Having a disability should never prevent a student from reaching their dreams. As technology progresses, new tools have been developed for bringing accessibility to the student. Join our speakers as they talk about what tools are available, where to find them in the state, and then have a chance to demo a few.

    Rolando Robles,Jennifer Beam,Page Baluch,Ashleigh N. Gonzales

  • Harry Potter Astronomy

    2:00 PM-2:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Star Trek Astronomy

    2:30 PM-3:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Minefield: How to teach controversial topics

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-26-17

    North 131C

    For better or for worse, many topics in education are controversial. How do we find ways to navigate these issues, constructively, without having to hide from the truth?

    Dani Kachorsky,Nicole Bowers,Earl Aguilera

  • Steeped in Tradition: The Science of Coffee and Tea

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-26-17

    North 132BC

    It’s hard to cross the street without passing at least one coffee and/or tea shop. Why are these beverages so popular? Learn the science behind everyone’s favorite caffeine delivery mechanisms.

    Gwyneth Gordon,Joseph Hunter,Andrew Thoesen,Kirsten Jefferys

  • Astronomy for Video Gamers

    3:00 PM-3:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Adventures and Disasters in Science

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Learn how science gets done through tales of adventure and disaster in the field as related by the scientists themselves in their endless pursuit of knowledge.

    Jack Farmer,Page Baluch,Chris Groppi,Benn Gleason

  • Anime Astronomy

    3:30 PM-4:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • When Aliens Attack! The Science of Extraterrestrial Invasion

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Alien Invasion is a very old trope, and has been a huge influence on science fiction. In this panel experts will discuss alien invasions and how worried we really need to be.

    Matt Chew,Nicole Mathwich,Dante Lauretta,Michael Moran

  • How to become an Astronaut

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    At the end of 2015, NASA began a search for the next generation of astronauts. Learn what it takes to become an astronaut, and what steps you can take to have your own moonwalk.

    Sarah Braden,Gerard van Belle,Annie Wargetz,Kristina Davis

  • America for Teaching: A discussion on education policy featuring State Representative Mitzi Epstein

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    State Representative Mitzi Epstein will discuss the challenges, opportunities and roles of federal and state government in providing education in 2017 and beyond.

    Mitzi Epstein,Brian Calaway,Al Pajak

  • Harry Potter Astronomy

    5:00 PM-5:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Doctor Who’s Universe

    5:30 PM-6:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Astronomy for Video Gamers

    5:30 PM-6:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Comics in the Cosmos

    6:00 PM-6:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Hall of Heroes Planetarium

    Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

  • Art Imitating Life Inspiring Science: Drawing Inspiration from Comic Lore

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Contrary to popular belief, a lot of creativity goes into science and engineering. Whether it’s noticing previously undiscovered patterns or coming up with new ways to solve problems, STEM professionals draw inspiration from a number of sources. In this panel, experts will discuss how comics and pop culture have influenced science.

    Deborah Haralson,Brett Scott,Romeo Farinacci

  • The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: The Science of Get Out and Dollhouse

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Although very different, Dollhouse and Get Out both include precise manipulation of the brain as critical plot points. Based on our understanding of the brain, would manipulating the mind to the extend seen in these media ever be possible? Experts discuss!

    Teagan Wall,K. Jacob Patten,Denise Oswalt,Brian Johnson

  • Build a Lair Workshop: How to incorporate science into your fictional world

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” -Arthur C. Clarke. There’s a lot of fun to be had creating your own universe and having it work however you want to. However, having one with internally-consistent laws of nature can make it even more immersive. In this panel, experts will discuss ways to think about fictional worlds and how to have better laws of physics than “A wizard did it!”

    Lev Horodyskyj,Kirsten Jefferys,David Oakes,Josef Shindler

  • Bones: The Real Science of Forensic Anthropology

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Judging by worn down teeth and the curvature of the spine this skeleton must have been a scientist working in a lab, as only those who work in excess of 80 hours hunched over a bench grinding their teeth in frustration develop these features. As Bones enters it’s final season, experts discuss how accurately crime dramas reflect forensic anthropology.

    Aryn Klein,Erica O’Neil,E. Susanne Daly,Jessica Rothwell

  • Frequent Liar Miles: How Misinformation Spreads

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Although the broad dissemination of information made possible by modern technology is largely a good thing, it also makes possible the spreading of falsehoods. this panel covers where bad information comes from, how it spreads, and how to recognize it.

    Lev Horodyskyj,Alexander Nunn,Sean Peters,Spencer Morrell

  • English Heptapod, Do You Speak it? The Science of Arrival

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Aliens used to tell us to “Take Me To Your Leader!” In Arrival, the aliens had to be taught English first. Why is this a movie that scientists love and what can you learn from it?

    Jackie Monkiewicz,Patrick Young,Tessa Fisher,Carrie Gillon

  • Baking Bad: The Science of Cooking

    9:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Why does searing food make it taste so much better? What the heck is the difference between baking powder and baking soda? In this panel, experts will discuss what different cooking techniques actually do to the food we love…mmmm food, yummy yummy food.

    Erica O’Neil,Al Pajak,Gwyneth Gordon,Chris Groppi

  • No Controversy to Teach: The Science of Global Warming, Vaccines, and Evolution

    9:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Despite overwhelming consensus in the scientific community, there are many topics on which there is considerable disagreement in the public discourse. Learn why this discrepancy exists and why scientists believe what they do.

    Melissa Wilson Sayres,Ofir Levy,Christian Ross,Christina Forbes

  • You Can’t Log Out, But Mind Your Hue: The Science of Sword Art Online and Psycho Pass

    9:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-26-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Virtual Reality gaming is here but how close are we to something like the NerveGear in SAO? Or even the Sibyl system of Psycho Pass where a mega-computer determines your path in life. Technology is developing faster than we can adapt to it. Learn what this might mean for our future.

    Josef Shindler,Ryan Stikeleather,Rebekah Brubaker

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    • I Get a Kick Out of You: The Science of Pharmaceuticals
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      The Bourne Legacy, Dredd, and Limitless all feature the use of compounds that greatly enhance their users; though often with undesirable side effects. Our experts discuss how pharmaceuticals are developed and tested, and how close we are to a smart pill.

      Kimberly Olney,Debra Nickelson,Teagan Wall,Darien Hall

    • Send us a Tweet: Birdwatching in Arizona
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Despite its harsh climate, Arizona is home to a diverse population of birds. Birding experts discuss the birds of AZ and where you can spot them.

      Cathy Wise,Steven Prager,Katherine Burdick,Matt Chew

    • Smarts and Crafts: Buildable Science Lessons
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C
      Let’s discuss hands on activities that can be used to bring science into the classroom, such as paper microscopes and balsa gliders.
      Shawn Hardina,Jennifer Beam,Justin Koh

    • Harry Potter Astronomy
      11:00 AM-11:30 AM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Doctor Who’s Universe
      11:30 AM-12:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Science of the Lambs: How Domestication Shapes Life
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Dogs, corn, and cattle are all products of domestication. Scientists will discuss how humans breed other organisms to fulfill our needs.

      Jack Farmer,Kimberly Olney,Kelly Young,Christian Ross

    • Andromeda Game: The Science of Mass Effect
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      BioWare created a vibrant universe in their Mass Effect series, teeming with unique planets and alien life. Experts in planetary geology and astrobiology will discuss what the games got right and where they missed the mark.

      Tessa Fisher,Ryan Stikeleather,Joseph Hunter,Sierra Ferguson

    • AZ Stars of Science
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 232ABC

      Science Track programming’s own celebrities highlight Arizona’s international reputation for innovation and discoveries. Come to this panel to learn about their work and what they think the future holds for science in Arizona.

      Our panelists:

      Dante Lauretta, Professor of Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory & leader of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission.

      Bert Jacobs, Director of the School of Life Sciences, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, research focused on developing a vaccine for HIV.

      Sharon O’Neal, Engineering Director at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) & Founder of the Math Science and Technology Funfest (MSTFF).

      Hosted by Teagan Wall, writer on Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World & PBS Digital Studios’ Braincraft and CoFounder of NerdBrigadeLA. Teegan is a PhD in Computation and Neural Systems with degrees in Behavioral and Social Neuroscience, Political Science, Economics, and Mathematics.

    • Star Trek Astronomy
      12:00 PM-12:30 PM
      05-26-17

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • The Limit is Imagination: How to teach technology in resource-limited settings
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Computers and similar technologies are, increasingly, becoming necessary for success. Yet, many students do not have access to these at home and schools have limited resources to provide them in the classroom. In this panel, we’ll discuss ways to overcome these challenges.

      Justin Koh,Earl Aguilera,Dani Kachorsky,Katherine Burdick

    • Anime Astronomy
      12:30 PM-1:00 PM
      05-26-17

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • I AM THE KNIGHT: The Science of Batman the Animated Series
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Batman the Animated Series is responsible for memorable characters like Harley Quinn and the reinvention of Mr. Freeze as a tragic villain. Scientists and engineers discuss what their favorite episodes of the show got right.

      David Oakes,Alyssa Henning,Brian Johnson

    • You've got a friend in you: The science of helpful microbes
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Despite their bad reputation, bacteria, viruses, and parasites don’t only make people sick. In fact, there are many microscopic organisms that are actually beneficial. Experts discuss ways microbes make us healthy.

      Brandon Favre,Bradley Lusk,Galyna Kufryk,Thiago Stangherlin Barbosa

    • Reaching the stars: Increasing accessibility in education
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Having a disability should never prevent a student from reaching their dreams. As technology progresses, new tools have been developed for bringing accessibility to the student. Join our speakers as they talk about what tools are available, where to find them in the state, and then have a chance to demo a few.

      Rolando Robles,Jennifer Beam,Page Baluch,Ashleigh N. Gonzales

    • Harry Potter Astronomy
      2:00 PM-2:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Star Trek Astronomy
      2:30 PM-3:00 PM
      05-26-17

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Minefield: How to teach controversial topics
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-26-17

      North 131C

      For better or for worse, many topics in education are controversial. How do we find ways to navigate these issues, constructively, without having to hide from the truth?

      Dani Kachorsky,Nicole Bowers,Earl Aguilera

    • Steeped in Tradition: The Science of Coffee and Tea
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-26-17

      North 132BC

      It’s hard to cross the street without passing at least one coffee and/or tea shop. Why are these beverages so popular? Learn the science behind everyone’s favorite caffeine delivery mechanisms.

      Gwyneth Gordon,Joseph Hunter,Andrew Thoesen,Kirsten Jefferys

    • Astronomy for Video Gamers
      3:00 PM-3:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Adventures and Disasters in Science
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Learn how science gets done through tales of adventure and disaster in the field as related by the scientists themselves in their endless pursuit of knowledge.

      Jack Farmer,Page Baluch,Chris Groppi,Benn Gleason

    • Anime Astronomy
      3:30 PM-4:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • When Aliens Attack! The Science of Extraterrestrial Invasion
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Alien Invasion is a very old trope, and has been a huge influence on science fiction. In this panel experts will discuss alien invasions and how worried we really need to be.

      Matt Chew,Nicole Mathwich,Dante Lauretta,Michael Moran

    • How to become an Astronaut
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      At the end of 2015, NASA began a search for the next generation of astronauts. Learn what it takes to become an astronaut, and what steps you can take to have your own moonwalk.

      Sarah Braden,Gerard van Belle,Annie Wargetz,Kristina Davis

    • America for Teaching: A discussion on education policy featuring State Representative Mitzi Epstein
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      State Representative Mitzi Epstein will discuss the challenges, opportunities and roles of federal and state government in providing education in 2017 and beyond.

      Mitzi Epstein,Brian Calaway,Al Pajak

    • Harry Potter Astronomy
      5:00 PM-5:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Doctor Who’s Universe
      5:30 PM-6:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Astronomy for Video Gamers
      5:30 PM-6:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Comics in the Cosmos
      6:00 PM-6:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Hall of Heroes Planetarium

      Savor the stars AND your favorite fandom in the portable planetarium! Crawl inside to hear a short planetarium show that includes references to your favorite TV shows, books, comic characters, and video games. Shows are approximately 30 minutes long. Grab your $5 ticket early; space is limited.

    • Art Imitating Life Inspiring Science: Drawing Inspiration from Comic Lore
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Contrary to popular belief, a lot of creativity goes into science and engineering. Whether it’s noticing previously undiscovered patterns or coming up with new ways to solve problems, STEM professionals draw inspiration from a number of sources. In this panel, experts will discuss how comics and pop culture have influenced science.

      Deborah Haralson,Brett Scott,Romeo Farinacci

    • The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: The Science of Get Out and Dollhouse
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Although very different, Dollhouse and Get Out both include precise manipulation of the brain as critical plot points. Based on our understanding of the brain, would manipulating the mind to the extend seen in these media ever be possible? Experts discuss!

      Teagan Wall,K. Jacob Patten,Denise Oswalt,Brian Johnson

    • Build a Lair Workshop: How to incorporate science into your fictional world
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” -Arthur C. Clarke. There’s a lot of fun to be had creating your own universe and having it work however you want to. However, having one with internally-consistent laws of nature can make it even more immersive. In this panel, experts will discuss ways to think about fictional worlds and how to have better laws of physics than “A wizard did it!”

      Lev Horodyskyj,Kirsten Jefferys,David Oakes,Josef Shindler

    • Bones: The Real Science of Forensic Anthropology
      7:30 PM-8:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Judging by worn down teeth and the curvature of the spine this skeleton must have been a scientist working in a lab, as only those who work in excess of 80 hours hunched over a bench grinding their teeth in frustration develop these features. As Bones enters it’s final season, experts discuss how accurately crime dramas reflect forensic anthropology.

      Aryn Klein,Erica O’Neil,E. Susanne Daly,Jessica Rothwell

    • Frequent Liar Miles: How Misinformation Spreads
      7:30 PM-8:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Although the broad dissemination of information made possible by modern technology is largely a good thing, it also makes possible the spreading of falsehoods. this panel covers where bad information comes from, how it spreads, and how to recognize it.

      Lev Horodyskyj,Alexander Nunn,Sean Peters,Spencer Morrell

    • English Heptapod, Do You Speak it? The Science of Arrival
      7:30 PM-8:30 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Aliens used to tell us to “Take Me To Your Leader!” In Arrival, the aliens had to be taught English first. Why is this a movie that scientists love and what can you learn from it?

      Jackie Monkiewicz,Patrick Young,Tessa Fisher,Carrie Gillon

    • Baking Bad: The Science of Cooking
      9:00 PM-10:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Why does searing food make it taste so much better? What the heck is the difference between baking powder and baking soda? In this panel, experts will discuss what different cooking techniques actually do to the food we love…mmmm food, yummy yummy food.

      Erica O’Neil,Al Pajak,Gwyneth Gordon,Chris Groppi

    • No Controversy to Teach: The Science of Global Warming, Vaccines, and Evolution
      9:00 PM-10:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Despite overwhelming consensus in the scientific community, there are many topics on which there is considerable disagreement in the public discourse. Learn why this discrepancy exists and why scientists believe what they do.

      Melissa Wilson Sayres,Ofir Levy,Christian Ross,Christina Forbes

    • You Can't Log Out, But Mind Your Hue: The Science of Sword Art Online and Psycho Pass
      9:00 PM-10:00 PM
      05-26-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Virtual Reality gaming is here but how close are we to something like the NerveGear in SAO? Or even the Sibyl system of Psycho Pass where a mega-computer determines your path in life. Technology is developing faster than we can adapt to it. Learn what this might mean for our future.

      Josef Shindler,Ryan Stikeleather,Rebekah Brubaker

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  • Winter is Coming: The Science of Game of Thrones

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Westeros is home to a giant wall of ice, strange seasonal patterns, and some high-profile cases of inbreeding. Our experts will explore the science of A Song of Ice and Fire.

    Cindy Xu,Robert Strausbaugh,Cole Mathis

  • Filth, Disease, and Stink: Science and Medicine in the Victorian Era

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Leeches. Mercury. Homeopathy. All these were tools used by doctors in the Victorian Era. Experts discuss why physicians at the time thought they worked, and whether there is any value in these treatments today.

    Khyatiben Pathak,Joseph Hunter,Erica O’Neil,Andy Diamos

  • From Ashes: What will remain when we’re gone

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    What do The Dark Tower and Mass Effect series have in common? Ancient and powerful precursor civilizations whose works still influence events. If there were to be a disaster that wiped out human civilization, what relics of ours would remain? What might future civilizations be able to learn about us?

    Lev Horodyskyj,Dante Lauretta,Nicole Mathwich,Ryan Stikeleather

  • Finding Forest Sprits: Science and Conservation in Princess Mononoke

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Princess Mononoke features a conflict between those that wish to preserve the natural environment and those that wish to exploit it. Our scientist experts will discuss conservation and the lessons we can learn from this movie.

    Emily Webb,Aireona Bonnie Raschke,Kristina Davis,Joel Lusk

  • Building the Future: How to become a STEM professional

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Members of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields discuss their career paths and how you might join them in discovering and building the future.

    Melissa Wilson Sayres,Josef Shindler,Debra Nickelson,Genevieve Studer-Ellis

  • No Longer Hidden: The Women of Science

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Hidden Figures shined a light onto the often-overlooked contributions of women and minorities in STEM. Meet STEM professionals who were inspired by those of the past to chart the course of the future

    Sharlot Hart,Teresa Ashcraft,J’Neil Cottle,Emilie Dunham

  • Young Science: The Next Generation of Thinkers

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Watch the next generation of scientists start their journey as the top winners of the Phoenix Comicon award at Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair and Arizona Science and Engineering Fair compete for the Grand Prize Award. They will each present their projects and take questions from the audience and judges.

    Keene Patarakun,Sophia Chan,Vilina Mehta,Sachin Subramanian,McKenna Loop,Vivian Morrison,Oliver Rodriquez,Shelby Lockhart,Jane Jansen,Jacob Bessette,Brady Schulenburg,Boaz Maiyo,James Markham

  • By tooth and by claw: The Science of Monsters

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Dungeons and Dragons, Mythology, and Sesame Street host a diverse population of strange creatures. Experts discuss these monsters and whether their biology could ever exist on Earth.

    Aireona Bonnie Raschke,Hallie Edmonds,Irene Smail,E. Susanne Daly

  • IT’S ALIVE: The Science of Frankenstein

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-27-17

    North 132BC

    Frankenstein was first published in 1818. Since then it has had a huge impact on science fiction and discussions of science ethics. In this panel scientists will discuss how the lessons of Frankenstein relate to their work, and how often they get to scream “IT’S ALIVE”!

    Melissa Wilson Sayres,Ariel Anbar,Ernesto Abeytia

  • E(xoplanet)Harmony: Looking for a World to Fall in Love With

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131 C

    Earlier this year scientists announced the discovery of several new planets, many of which where located within the “habitable zone”. Scientists discuss the habitable zone, and what qualities in a planet makes it one that might be friendly for life.

    Alma Ruiz-Velasco,Gerard van Belle,Annie Wargetz,Dean Frias

  • I Can See Clearly Now: The Science of Light

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Let us illuminate you! Light is one of the most important tools in research and development. Using it, scientists can see into the depths of space or the components of a cell.

    Page Baluch,Genevieve Studer-Ellis,Karen Knierman,Andy Ryan

  • Cybersecurity in Star Wars: “It’s an older code, but it checks out”

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Thanks to poor password security the Empire had TWO Death Stars destroyed. In this panel cybersecurity experts will discuss this and other ways the Empire went wrong.

    Deborah Haralson,Prajwal Paudyal,Brett Scott,Stephanie Montes

  • Wub A Lub A Dub Dub: The Science of Rick and Morty

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Besides being hilarious, Rick and Morty explores strange scientific concepts such as parallel universes. Our experts discuss the science underpinning this show and their love of Szechuan sauce.

    Robert Strausbaugh,Cole Mathis,Sarah Braden

  • Weird Science: The Truth Behind the Headlines

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Occasionally a story will go viral about a silly-sounding experiment, such as when scientists put ants on tiny stilts. Despite how strange this may sound, there was important science behind this experiment and it answered an important question about the ant brain. Learn more about this and other weird studies and what they’ve taught us.

    Brandon Favre,Angel Garcia,K. Jacob Patten,Carrie Gillo

  • Unlimited Power! The Science of Sustainable Energy

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    For most of history, making useful amounts of electricity has entailed digging up stuff and burning it but advances in technology have unlocked new ways to get the power we need.Scientists discuss the opportunities and challenges in building a sustainable future.

    Thiago Stangherlin Barbosa,Christina Forbes,Alexander Nunn,Dean Frias

  • Brain Research and Legion: Super Heroes Face Mental Illness

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    The protagonist in Legion is an extraordinarily powerful mutant who struggles with mental illness. In this panel, experts discuss the strange world of the brain and mental health and how well the show portrays it.

    Teagan Wall,David Oakes,Gwyneth Gordon,Erica O’Neil

  • Building a Death Star: The Science of Megastructures

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    05-27-17

    North 132A

    The Death Star was almost 100 miles long, carried almost 2 million personnel and soldiers, and had a cargo capacity of 1 million kilotons. Building it took 20 years and cost over 1 trillion credits (it isn’t clear what the conversion rate is). In this panel, experts will discuss the logistical challenges in projects like this, and whether it is feasible to build one of our own.

    Mario Mendez,Gerard van Belle,Brett Scott

  • Frontiers of Policy: Science and Humanism at Work in Government State Senator Juan Mendez

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    A social neuroscientist will put a panel of Arizona politicians on the spot about why the hell lawmakers are so bad at considering established science in the policymaking process. Panelists  will advocate for more humanistic and fact-based approaches in government and will address a wide range of political and ethical issues facing our species in the coming decades‚ including climate change, AI, universal basic income, gender abolition, and more. Come with your questions!

     

    Juan Mendez,Athena Salman,Katie Paetz,Serh Blain,Chad Woodruff

  • Sketchy Facts: Science in Webcomics

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Like XKCD and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal? Scientists do too and discuss the science behind their favorite webcomic strips.

    Kristina Davis,Jessica Rothwell,Andy Ryan,Karen Knierman

  • Don’t Test Me, I’m Scared: What Really Creeps out Scientists

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Many scientists study strange and potentially dangerous things. Our scientists discuss what scares you when your day job involves working with viruses, spiders, radiation, or lava.

    Lydia Meador,John Christie,Valerie Harris,Benn Gleason

  • Old Man Logan: The Science of Aging

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Logan features much older versions of Wolverine and Professor X . Our scientists discuss whether aging is inevitable or a process that can be prevented or even reversed?

    Cindy Xu,Alex Andre,John Cornelius,Emily Webb

  • Ghost in the (Sea)shell: What lives beneath the ocean

    9:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    12 people have walked on the moon, but only 3 people have ever been to the deepest part of the ocean. Scientists discuss the strange world that exists under the sea.

    Charles Rolsky,Dean Frias,Greg Vaughan

  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: The Science of Attraction (18+)

    9:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Scientists discuss the science of attraction and love. Panel will cover adult material.

    Kelly Young,Joe Fortunato,Angel Garcia

  • Don’t Squeeze the Martian: The Science of the film Life

    9:00 PM-10:00 PM
    05-27-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Life features a team of astronauts on the International Space Station studying a new organism. They let it out. Find out what real-life scientists think about the strange life form and how they would have maintained the firewalls.

    Brian Johnson,Teresa Esman,Jim Crowell,Jonathon Hill

  • More events
    • Winter is Coming: The Science of Game of Thrones
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Westeros is home to a giant wall of ice, strange seasonal patterns, and some high-profile cases of inbreeding. Our experts will explore the science of A Song of Ice and Fire.

      Cindy Xu,Robert Strausbaugh,Cole Mathis

    • Filth, Disease, and Stink: Science and Medicine in the Victorian Era
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Leeches. Mercury. Homeopathy. All these were tools used by doctors in the Victorian Era. Experts discuss why physicians at the time thought they worked, and whether there is any value in these treatments today.

      Khyatiben Pathak,Joseph Hunter,Erica O’Neil,Andy Diamos

    • From Ashes: What will remain when we're gone
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      What do The Dark Tower and Mass Effect series have in common? Ancient and powerful precursor civilizations whose works still influence events. If there were to be a disaster that wiped out human civilization, what relics of ours would remain? What might future civilizations be able to learn about us?

      Lev Horodyskyj,Dante Lauretta,Nicole Mathwich,Ryan Stikeleather

    • Finding Forest Sprits: Science and Conservation in Princess Mononoke
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Princess Mononoke features a conflict between those that wish to preserve the natural environment and those that wish to exploit it. Our scientist experts will discuss conservation and the lessons we can learn from this movie.

      Emily Webb,Aireona Bonnie Raschke,Kristina Davis,Joel Lusk

    • Building the Future: How to become a STEM professional
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Members of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields discuss their career paths and how you might join them in discovering and building the future.

      Melissa Wilson Sayres,Josef Shindler,Debra Nickelson,Genevieve Studer-Ellis

    • No Longer Hidden: The Women of Science
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Hidden Figures shined a light onto the often-overlooked contributions of women and minorities in STEM. Meet STEM professionals who were inspired by those of the past to chart the course of the future

      Sharlot Hart,Teresa Ashcraft,J’Neil Cottle,Emilie Dunham

    • Young Science: The Next Generation of Thinkers
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Watch the next generation of scientists start their journey as the top winners of the Phoenix Comicon award at Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair and Arizona Science and Engineering Fair compete for the Grand Prize Award. They will each present their projects and take questions from the audience and judges.

      Keene Patarakun,Sophia Chan,Vilina Mehta,Sachin Subramanian,McKenna Loop,Vivian Morrison,Oliver Rodriquez,Shelby Lockhart,Jane Jansen,Jacob Bessette,Brady Schulenburg,Boaz Maiyo,James Markham

    • By tooth and by claw: The Science of Monsters
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Dungeons and Dragons, Mythology, and Sesame Street host a diverse population of strange creatures. Experts discuss these monsters and whether their biology could ever exist on Earth.

      Aireona Bonnie Raschke,Hallie Edmonds,Irene Smail,E. Susanne Daly

    • IT'S ALIVE: The Science of Frankenstein
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-27-17

      North 132BC

      Frankenstein was first published in 1818. Since then it has had a huge impact on science fiction and discussions of science ethics. In this panel scientists will discuss how the lessons of Frankenstein relate to their work, and how often they get to scream “IT’S ALIVE”!

      Melissa Wilson Sayres,Ariel Anbar,Ernesto Abeytia

    • E(xoplanet)Harmony: Looking for a World to Fall in Love With
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131 C

      Earlier this year scientists announced the discovery of several new planets, many of which where located within the “habitable zone”. Scientists discuss the habitable zone, and what qualities in a planet makes it one that might be friendly for life.

      Alma Ruiz-Velasco,Gerard van Belle,Annie Wargetz,Dean Frias

    • I Can See Clearly Now: The Science of Light
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Let us illuminate you! Light is one of the most important tools in research and development. Using it, scientists can see into the depths of space or the components of a cell.

      Page Baluch,Genevieve Studer-Ellis,Karen Knierman,Andy Ryan

    • Cybersecurity in Star Wars: "It's an older code, but it checks out"
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Thanks to poor password security the Empire had TWO Death Stars destroyed. In this panel cybersecurity experts will discuss this and other ways the Empire went wrong.

      Deborah Haralson,Prajwal Paudyal,Brett Scott,Stephanie Montes

    • Wub A Lub A Dub Dub: The Science of Rick and Morty
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Besides being hilarious, Rick and Morty explores strange scientific concepts such as parallel universes. Our experts discuss the science underpinning this show and their love of Szechuan sauce.

      Robert Strausbaugh,Cole Mathis,Sarah Braden

    • Weird Science: The Truth Behind the Headlines
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Occasionally a story will go viral about a silly-sounding experiment, such as when scientists put ants on tiny stilts. Despite how strange this may sound, there was important science behind this experiment and it answered an important question about the ant brain. Learn more about this and other weird studies and what they’ve taught us.

      Brandon Favre,Angel Garcia,K. Jacob Patten,Carrie Gillo

    • Unlimited Power! The Science of Sustainable Energy
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      For most of history, making useful amounts of electricity has entailed digging up stuff and burning it but advances in technology have unlocked new ways to get the power we need.Scientists discuss the opportunities and challenges in building a sustainable future.

      Thiago Stangherlin Barbosa,Christina Forbes,Alexander Nunn,Dean Frias

    • Brain Research and Legion: Super Heroes Face Mental Illness
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      The protagonist in Legion is an extraordinarily powerful mutant who struggles with mental illness. In this panel, experts discuss the strange world of the brain and mental health and how well the show portrays it.

      Teagan Wall,David Oakes,Gwyneth Gordon,Erica O’Neil

    • Building a Death Star: The Science of Megastructures
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      05-27-17

      North 132A

      The Death Star was almost 100 miles long, carried almost 2 million personnel and soldiers, and had a cargo capacity of 1 million kilotons. Building it took 20 years and cost over 1 trillion credits (it isn’t clear what the conversion rate is). In this panel, experts will discuss the logistical challenges in projects like this, and whether it is feasible to build one of our own.

      Mario Mendez,Gerard van Belle,Brett Scott

    • Frontiers of Policy: Science and Humanism at Work in Government State Senator Juan Mendez
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      A social neuroscientist will put a panel of Arizona politicians on the spot about why the hell lawmakers are so bad at considering established science in the policymaking process. Panelists  will advocate for more humanistic and fact-based approaches in government and will address a wide range of political and ethical issues facing our species in the coming decades‚ including climate change, AI, universal basic income, gender abolition, and more. Come with your questions!

       

      Juan Mendez,Athena Salman,Katie Paetz,Serh Blain,Chad Woodruff

    • Sketchy Facts: Science in Webcomics
      7:30 PM-8:30 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Like XKCD and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal? Scientists do too and discuss the science behind their favorite webcomic strips.

      Kristina Davis,Jessica Rothwell,Andy Ryan,Karen Knierman

    • Don't Test Me, I'm Scared: What Really Creeps out Scientists
      7:30 PM-8:30 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Many scientists study strange and potentially dangerous things. Our scientists discuss what scares you when your day job involves working with viruses, spiders, radiation, or lava.

      Lydia Meador,John Christie,Valerie Harris,Benn Gleason

    • Old Man Logan: The Science of Aging
      7:30 PM-8:30 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Logan features much older versions of Wolverine and Professor X . Our scientists discuss whether aging is inevitable or a process that can be prevented or even reversed?

      Cindy Xu,Alex Andre,John Cornelius,Emily Webb

    • Ghost in the (Sea)shell: What lives beneath the ocean
      9:00 PM-10:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      12 people have walked on the moon, but only 3 people have ever been to the deepest part of the ocean. Scientists discuss the strange world that exists under the sea.

      Charles Rolsky,Dean Frias,Greg Vaughan

    • Stupid Sexy Flanders: The Science of Attraction (18+)
      9:00 PM-10:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Scientists discuss the science of attraction and love. Panel will cover adult material.

      Kelly Young,Joe Fortunato,Angel Garcia

    • Don't Squeeze the Martian: The Science of the film Life
      9:00 PM-10:00 PM
      05-27-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Life features a team of astronauts on the International Space Station studying a new organism. They let it out. Find out what real-life scientists think about the strange life form and how they would have maintained the firewalls.

      Brian Johnson,Teresa Esman,Jim Crowell,Jonathon Hill

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  • Sandworms and Sarlaccs: The Science of Desert Survival

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Despite their harsh environments, desert planets in science fiction tend to be teeming with exotic and very large life forms. What adaptations have life forms on Earth evolved to survive in deserts, and would they be enough to survive Arrakis?

    Khyatiben Pathak,Matt Chew,John Cornelius

  • It’s Morphin’ Time: The Science of Power Rangers

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Giant monsters. Giant Robots that merge into even bigger robots. A dagger flute? In this panel scientists and engineers will discuss all the things that make the Power Rangers awesome and what might be possible in real life.

    Alyssa Henning,Michael Fillman,Jeffrey Tully,Christian Dameff

  • Psyche, CubeStat and OSIRIS-REx…Oh My! NASA’s Love of Arizona

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Arizona might be one unique desert, but we recently made some great leaps into space. Meet our panelists as they guide you through our newest missions.

    Craig Hardgrove,Vishnu Reddy,Lucille Le Corre,John Christoph

  • Science of Anime Fitness: “I don’t know what it’s like to hit a man twice”

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Goku and One Punch Man trained to reach the peak of their physical fitness and power levels.  Is the body really capable of handling that much power? Can One Punch Man hit so hard that his own bones would shatter under the force? Our scientists ponder these questions and dare to answer them.

    Parker Castleberry,Darien Hall,Mario Mendez

  • The Truth is Out There: The Science of The X-Files

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Aliens! The sci-fi cult show that paired the believer with the skeptic now gets the science treatment. Can Mulder’s theories and explanations that ultimately convinced Scully convince our team of experts as well as their scientific equipment.

    Jim DeGraffenreid,Carrie Gillon,Jeffery Tinius,K. Jacob Patten

  • Twinkle Twinkle: Stargazing in Arizona

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Arizona’s clear skies make it the perfect place for nighttime stargazing. Learn the best places to see the stars in AZ.

    Teresa Ashcraft,Vishnu Reddy,Sharlot Hart,Karen Knierman

  • AC/DC: The Science of Nikola Tesla

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    He had around 300 patents in 26 countries. He went up against one of the world’s largest think tanks all by himself. A whole company has been built around his electric motor. Was he a modern Da Vinci, or a pretender to Edison’s throne? In this panel experts will settle this debate once and for all.

    Mario Mendez,J’Neil Cottle,Jim DeGraffenreid

  • Bottling Fame and Brewing Glory: The Science of Potions in Harry Potter

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    The Harry Potter books and movies feature potions that compel infatuation, grow bones, and even grant good luck. All these effects and more are possible with the careful use of herbs and a cauldron.  Our experts discuss what actually goes into drug development and what magical potions might be possible in real life.

    Alyssa Henning,Viola Sanderlin,Danh Truong,Lydia Meador

  • Planet of the Apes: The Science of Hominid Evolution

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    The Planet of the Apes movies feature a civilization of intelligent apes that is often in conflict with humans. Given what we know about the evolution of humans and our ape relatives, is this realistic? Experts will discuss this and more.

    Hallie Edmonds,Irene Smail,E. Susanne Daly,Stevie Winingear

  • Planet 9 From Outer Space: Our Neighbor in Hiding

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Long after the discovery of Pluto, many scientists believe there is another planet even further out in our solar system. Scientists and Astronomers discuss the evidence and why it has been so hard to find.

    Alma Ruiz-Velasco,Joe Fortunato,Jackie Monkiewicz

  • Strange Aeons: The Science of H.P. Lovecraft

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Howard Philips Lovecraft was only moderately successful during his lifetime but since then, his work has had a huge influence on culture. Lovecraft often wove science and sci-fi concepts into his horror stories. Learn more about the science behind the monsters. Fhtagn!

    Patrick Young,Benjamin Koval,Joseph Hunter

  • He Rode a Techno Saddle: The Science of Westworld

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    Westworld features an immersive themepark where state-of-the-art androids promise a repercussion-free getaway. In this panel, scientists and engineers will discuss current developments in robotics and how far Delos is from becoming reality.

    Andrew Thoesen,Ryan Ang,Elio Greico

  • House Call: The Science of Medical Dramas

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 131C

    Medical dramas typically feature strange medical mysteries and innovative treatments. Get an expert diagnosis on whether these portrayals match the reality of life in the ER.

    Jordan Yaron,Stevie Winingear,Jeffrey Tully,Christian Dameff,John Christie

  • There and Back Again: What NASA Has Learned from Dawn and New Horizons

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132A

    We built them, we launched them, they made it to their destinations and they took some pictures.  Its been some time, the teams have analyzed some of the data so what have we learned? Talk with the experts about the two missions and ask your questions about deep space exploration.

    Vishnu Reddy,Lucille Le Corre,David Williams,Jessica Noviello

  • My Lab Bench is 1000C: Scientists that risk it all

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    05-28-17

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

    North 132BC

    Standing 5 feet from an erupting volcano or working with a disease that can kill you while in a hazmat suit, science can be dangerous. In this panel scientists will discuss their working conditions and the steps they take to make sure they (and you!) stay safe.

    Robert Birdsall,Valerie Harris,Greg Vaughan,Joel Lusk

  • More events
    • Sandworms and Sarlaccs: The Science of Desert Survival
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Despite their harsh environments, desert planets in science fiction tend to be teeming with exotic and very large life forms. What adaptations have life forms on Earth evolved to survive in deserts, and would they be enough to survive Arrakis?

      Khyatiben Pathak,Matt Chew,John Cornelius

    • It's Morphin' Time: The Science of Power Rangers
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Giant monsters. Giant Robots that merge into even bigger robots. A dagger flute? In this panel scientists and engineers will discuss all the things that make the Power Rangers awesome and what might be possible in real life.

      Alyssa Henning,Michael Fillman,Jeffrey Tully,Christian Dameff

    • Psyche, CubeStat and OSIRIS-REx...Oh My! NASA's Love of Arizona
      10:30 AM-11:30 AM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Arizona might be one unique desert, but we recently made some great leaps into space. Meet our panelists as they guide you through our newest missions.

      Craig Hardgrove,Vishnu Reddy,Lucille Le Corre,John Christoph

    • Science of Anime Fitness: "I don't know what it's like to hit a man twice"
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Goku and One Punch Man trained to reach the peak of their physical fitness and power levels.  Is the body really capable of handling that much power? Can One Punch Man hit so hard that his own bones would shatter under the force? Our scientists ponder these questions and dare to answer them.

      Parker Castleberry,Darien Hall,Mario Mendez

    • The Truth is Out There: The Science of The X-Files
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Aliens! The sci-fi cult show that paired the believer with the skeptic now gets the science treatment. Can Mulder’s theories and explanations that ultimately convinced Scully convince our team of experts as well as their scientific equipment.

      Jim DeGraffenreid,Carrie Gillon,Jeffery Tinius,K. Jacob Patten

    • Twinkle Twinkle: Stargazing in Arizona
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Arizona’s clear skies make it the perfect place for nighttime stargazing. Learn the best places to see the stars in AZ.

      Teresa Ashcraft,Vishnu Reddy,Sharlot Hart,Karen Knierman

    • AC/DC: The Science of Nikola Tesla
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      He had around 300 patents in 26 countries. He went up against one of the world’s largest think tanks all by himself. A whole company has been built around his electric motor. Was he a modern Da Vinci, or a pretender to Edison’s throne? In this panel experts will settle this debate once and for all.

      Mario Mendez,J’Neil Cottle,Jim DeGraffenreid

    • Bottling Fame and Brewing Glory: The Science of Potions in Harry Potter
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      The Harry Potter books and movies feature potions that compel infatuation, grow bones, and even grant good luck. All these effects and more are possible with the careful use of herbs and a cauldron.  Our experts discuss what actually goes into drug development and what magical potions might be possible in real life.

      Alyssa Henning,Viola Sanderlin,Danh Truong,Lydia Meador

    • Planet of the Apes: The Science of Hominid Evolution
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      The Planet of the Apes movies feature a civilization of intelligent apes that is often in conflict with humans. Given what we know about the evolution of humans and our ape relatives, is this realistic? Experts will discuss this and more.

      Hallie Edmonds,Irene Smail,E. Susanne Daly,Stevie Winingear

    • Planet 9 From Outer Space: Our Neighbor in Hiding
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Long after the discovery of Pluto, many scientists believe there is another planet even further out in our solar system. Scientists and Astronomers discuss the evidence and why it has been so hard to find.

      Alma Ruiz-Velasco,Joe Fortunato,Jackie Monkiewicz

    • Strange Aeons: The Science of H.P. Lovecraft
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Howard Philips Lovecraft was only moderately successful during his lifetime but since then, his work has had a huge influence on culture. Lovecraft often wove science and sci-fi concepts into his horror stories. Learn more about the science behind the monsters. Fhtagn!

      Patrick Young,Benjamin Koval,Joseph Hunter

    • He Rode a Techno Saddle: The Science of Westworld
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      Westworld features an immersive themepark where state-of-the-art androids promise a repercussion-free getaway. In this panel, scientists and engineers will discuss current developments in robotics and how far Delos is from becoming reality.

      Andrew Thoesen,Ryan Ang,Elio Greico

    • House Call: The Science of Medical Dramas
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 131C

      Medical dramas typically feature strange medical mysteries and innovative treatments. Get an expert diagnosis on whether these portrayals match the reality of life in the ER.

      Jordan Yaron,Stevie Winingear,Jeffrey Tully,Christian Dameff,John Christie

    • There and Back Again: What NASA Has Learned from Dawn and New Horizons
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132A

      We built them, we launched them, they made it to their destinations and they took some pictures.  Its been some time, the teams have analyzed some of the data so what have we learned? Talk with the experts about the two missions and ask your questions about deep space exploration.

      Vishnu Reddy,Lucille Le Corre,David Williams,Jessica Noviello

    • My Lab Bench is 1000C: Scientists that risk it all
      4:30 PM-5:30 PM
      05-28-17
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
      Phoenix Convention Center North Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      North 132BC

      Standing 5 feet from an erupting volcano or working with a disease that can kill you while in a hazmat suit, science can be dangerous. In this panel scientists will discuss their working conditions and the steps they take to make sure they (and you!) stay safe.

      Robert Birdsall,Valerie Harris,Greg Vaughan,Joel Lusk

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