Know No Fear: The Science of Daredevil

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

 

Comics in the Cosmos

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

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

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.

Finish the Fight: The Science of Halo

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

Democracy has been hacked: The Science of Mr. Robot

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

Play On Macduff: How to use games to enhance learning

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

WAAAGH!: The science of Warhammer 40k

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.

Eating nuclear waste and pooping electricity: Microbial superpowers!

 

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.