Teachers Receive Professional Development at Phoenix Comic Fest with RealTimeSTEAM.

K-12 and community college instructors receive Professional Development (PD) credits Sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education for attending our programming with credentialed panelists (Masters, PhD, or 5 years in an industry). Attending panels, the EduTech Expo and visiting the Science Hall of Heroes all qualify for PD. There is no additional fee for earning PD credits beyond your admission to Phoenix Comic Fest.

We use a proprietary text-based system for PD registration. Find out how to register outside the Science & Education panel rooms N130, N131AB & N131C on the first floor of the North building of Phoenix Convention Center.

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Professional Development certificates will be emailed to the address provided at registration. Examples of 2017 PD panels may be found here.

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EduTech Expo 2018 at Phoenix Comic Fest

In support of our mission to bring a quality professional development experience for K-12 teachers and community college instructors at Phoenix Comic Fest, RealTimeSTEAM presents EduTech Expo 2018, Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7-9 PM, North Building, 224AB, Phoenix Convention Center.

Open to all Phoenix Comic Fest attendees, EduTech Expo 2018 features the curriculum, outreach and educational technology of Arizona-based and international science, technology and research organizations in a casual atmosphere geared for one-on-one demos and conversations.

Our EduTech Expo 2018 featured organizations include:

Monarch Butterfly Fund, whose mission is to foster the conservation of North American Monarch butterflies and their migration through habitat restoration, research, monitoring, education and support for sustainable community development in and near monarch habitats in Mexico;

Southwest Monarch Study, researching the migration and breeding patterns of monarch butterflies in Arizona and the Southwestern United States;

QESST ERC, Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies, an Engineering Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that focuses on advancing photovoltaic science, technology and education;

Brain Fair, the brain child of Professor Heather Bimonte-Nelson, over the last decade, this program has offered 7,000 third and fifth graders an understanding about the wonders of the brain, science and the advantages of pursuing college;

Neuroscience of Memory and Aging, the research goals of the Bimonte-Nelson laboratory are to characterize the cognitive and brain changes that occur during aging, as well as to develop behavioral and pharmacological strategies to attenuate mnemonic and neurobiological age-related alterations;

Arizona Museum of Natural History, inspiring understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural history of the Southwest (and dinosaurs);

Studio 4 Gaming Innovation, ASU West, exploring the transformative power of art through the media of games and play;

Variable Labs, delivering effective training content using immersive technology;

Universal Technical Institute, leading provider of training for students preparing for careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, marine, CNC machining and welding technicians;

Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine Council, girls and adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader);

Infragard, helping to protect Arizona’s infrastructure by supporting the priorities of the FBI; to cultivate partnerships with public and private sectors through bi-directional sharing of actionable information, training and educational events.

Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, City of Phoenix, committed to a secure and resilient city that empowers the whole community.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, Arizona State University, featuring the research work of the three cameras mounted on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that capture high resolution and multi-spectral images of the lunar surface;

STAX3D, innovating highly effective cost, time, and quality solutions in 3D printing, Kindergarten through Business;

Galvanize, cultivating tech talent for both companies and individuals with courses in full-stack web development and data science;

Arizona State University Interplanetary Initiative, Arizona State University’s pan-university effort that will pave the way for the future of humans in space;

TEALS, Technology Education and Literacy in Schools helps high schools throughout the US build and grow sustainable computer science programs;

AIAA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, celebrating aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life;

Education Empowers, a neighborhood community of volunteers passionate about promoting education for children focusing on Robotics, Sustainability, STEM / STEAM;

Focus Astronomy, to educate and inspire others on the wonders and mysteries of the universe;

Idea Museum, inspiring children of all ages in Mesa and the Phoenix metropolitan area through exhibitions and activities focused on discovering art, nurturing creative thinking and engaging families.

Science Hall of Heroes, Produced by RealTimeSTEAM, Returns to Phoenix Comic Fest

Visit the Science Hall of Heroes as RealTimeSTEAM returns to Phoenix Comic Fest (formerly Phoenix Comicon), May 25-27, 2018, to produce science, technology and education programing at the Phoenix Convention Center. The Science Hall of Heroes features hands-on activities and demonstrations for attendees, families and teachers highlighting the research and technology innovations happening in Arizona.

Located in the third-floor ballrooms, North Building, Phoenix Convention Center, the Science Hall of Heroes provides an opportunity for K-12 teachers and community college instructors to earn professional development credits as well as nurture contacts with researchers, companies and educational institutions dedicated to promoting the wonder of science.

Our Science Hall of Heroes exhibitors include:

PHX VR For Good, featuring member Variable Labs and Baltu Studios, dedicated to how virtual reality can lead to positive impact and change;

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond;

 

AIAA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, celebrating aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life;

STAX3D, innovating highly effective cost, time, and quality solutions in 3D printing, Kindergarten through Business;

rinky dink press, on a mission to get poetry back into the hands (and pockets) of the people, producing a STEM-focused special edition during Phoenix Comic Fest;

Lowell Observatory, pursuing the study of astronomy, especially the study of our solar system and its evolution;

Galvanize, cultivating tech talent for both companies and individuals with courses in full-stack web development and data science;

NASA Psyche Inspires, space mission-inspired art showcase, highlighting the Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche Mission journey to explore a unique metal world;

 

Challenger Space Center, encouraging students to learn about the wonders of our universe and the world in which we live;

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, Arizona State University, featuring the research work of the three cameras mounted on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that capture high resolution and multi-spectral images of the lunar surface;

Arizona Museum of Natural History, inspiring understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural history of the Southwest (and dinosaurs);

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Arizona State University, student-based organization that promotes the exploration and development of space;

FIRST Robotics Team CAUTION, winners of the inaugural Sanghi Foundation Arizona State FIRST Robotics Championship;

Center for Education Through eXploration, Arizona State University, transforming learning from mastery of what is known to exploration of the unknown;

LunaH-Map (Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper), Arizona State University, searching for hydrogen deposits at the Moon’s south pole (“the H is silent because the hydrogen is hiding in the permanently shadowed regions”);

Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University, bringing together scientists and philosophers from all disciplines to brainstorm some of the age-old questions of existence, using the latest ideas and discoveries at the forefront of scientific research;

Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies, Arizona State University, one of an international network of Regional Planetary Image Facility data centers, established by NASA to archive planetary images for use by the scientific and educational communities.

Join Us: Science With a Twist April 20 & May 4 @ Arizona Science Center

We’ll be there, will you? Stop by our table to say hi and preview our science & technology programming at Phoenix Comic Fest!

Science With A Twist: DC Vs. Marvel
Friday, April 20
6 to 10 p.m.

Ka-pow! Zap! Boom! Pledge your allegiance, don your costume, and get super-powered at this month’s Science With a Twist. Try an Uncle Ben or other comic-inspired cocktail, catch a Metallica laser show and dance the night away with your sidekick. See Pompeii’s maybe most villainous Roman emperor, Caligula, in our blockbuster POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION. Dress as your favorite Superhero or Supervillain (comic book t-shirts are so basic). Enjoy an evening of undisciplined fun with other comic-book, movie and science fiction fans, 21 and over, of course. Which comic universe will win?

Admission | $12 non-members, FREE for Members*
*Two (2) complimentary general admission tickets per membership. Additional tickets $10 each.

POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION | Timed Entry available until 9 p.m.
$11.95 non-members, $9.95 members

Metallica Laser Show | 9 p.m.
$9 non-members, $8 members

Science With A Twist: Trek, Wars and Who
Friday, May 4
6 to 10 p.m.

May the 4th be with us, as we go to a galaxy far far way at this Science With A Twist happening on May’s First Friday. Grab a “Make It So” Margarita or Sonic Screwdriver at the Space Cantina, and catch the Grand Tour of the Empire in the Dorrance Planetarium. The Doctor and Donna visited Pompeii in AD 79, on the eve of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Hook up with that Wookie you eyed last Science With A Twist and experience POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION before it leaves at the end of the month. Dress up as your favorite Vulcan, Silurian or Jawa and compete in the Jedi Quest Costume Contest. Allons-y!

Admission | $12 non-members, FREE for Members*
*Two (2) complimentary general admission tickets per membership. Additional tickets $10 each.

POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION | Timed Entry available until 9 p.m.
$11.95 non-members, $9.95 members

Arizona State Capitol Science Café: 5G and the Future of Connectivity, March 15, 2018

Please join us for Arizona State Capitol Science Café: 5G and the Future of Connectivity.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Arizona House of Representatives
Conference Room 035/038 (Basement)
8-9AM

Please join our panel of scientists, researchers and engineers for a casual Q&A session to discuss 5G mobile technology. The Fifth Generation (5G) wireless technology, with a bandwidth between 100 and 1,000 times greater than the current 4G network, is expected to be tested this year to address the future needs of the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D TV, Smart Cars and eHealth. Regulatory issues with this “unbreakable” connectivity have yet to be addressed.

This event is produced in association with Representative Mitzi Epstein by RealTimeSTEAM, an Arizona Nonprofit, specializing in producing popular science programming for the public including conferences, pop culture events, gallery installations and speaker sourcing.

State Capitol Science Cafe Thursday, February 15, 2018

State Capitol Science Café
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Conference Room 035/038 (Basement)
8-9AM

Please join us for Arizona State Capitol Science Café:
Artificial Intelligence and the City of the Future

Please join our panel of scientists, researchers and engineers for a casual Q&A session on the past, present and future of Artificial Intelligence and the City Future. We’ll distinguish between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks as well as speculate about the intersection of human and machine, law and physics. Self-driving cars, autonomous delivery drones, emergency algorithms all feature in the City of the Future. This event is produced in association with Representative Mitzi Epstein by RealTimeSTEAM, an Arizona Nonprofit, specializing in producing popular science programming for the public including conferences, pop culture events, gallery installations and speaker sourcing.