Phoenix Comicon 2017: Edutech, Hall of Heroes & SciStars

The Science & Education Track Programming by brings Phoenix Comicon science fans more interactive demonstrations and featured science guests in 2017.

Edutech Expo: Education Track Reception

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.

Presented by Phoenix Comicon, Science & Education Track Programming by

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.

101ABC, First Floor, West Building, Phoenix Convention Center, Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:30-9:30 PM

Hall of Heroes Science Interactive Space

Visit the Solar System with the Arizona Challenger Space Center.

Don’t miss your chance to hold Pluto, pet a dinosaur, travel to an exoplanet and talk to current NASA mission specialists in the Hall of Heroes, Third Floor, North Building, Phoenix Convention Center,

Our exhibitors include the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range; OSIRIS-Rex-asteroid sample return mission; Arizona Challenger Space Center; Tucson Immersive Museum; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); Lowell Observatory; Ron Greeley Center for Planetary Science (RGCPS); ASU Center for Meteorite Studies; ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration; ASU Center for Education Through eXploration (ETX); TechShop; Arizona Museum of Natural History; Arizona SciTech Fest; Portable Planetarium Presentations; and ASU Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).

Arizona Science Stars

There’s more to Arizona than Saguaros and Dry Heat. Our desert home also features leading researchers whose work is having impacts on the entire world and beyond. 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,

Friday. May 26, 2017, 12PM, North 232ABC