Science & Education Workshops at Phoenix Comic Fest in RealTimeSTEAM STEAM Shop

New this year at Phoenix Comic Fest (formerly Phoenix Comicon) are workshops for educators, parents and attendees in the Science Hall of Heroes, 3rd Floor, North Building, Phoenix Convention Center, Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27, 2018.


Workshop: Games for Computer Science Thinking

In this panel, game designers and experts demonstrate analog and digital games that promote computer science thinking and skills. Teachers and other participants will have the opportunity to play with a series of games and discuss how the games link to computer science content. Resources will be provided including game materials, links to common core/NGSS standards, and lesson plans.

Dani Kachorsky; Earl Aguilera; Kelly Tran

Friday 10am-12:15pm


Inclusivity and CosPlay

We’ll talk about bullying, gender-bending, gender-cross and racebending in cosplay.

Lily Villa

Friday 12:30-2:45pm


Build a Fearless Classroom: Creating Ignite Talks With Students

Discover how to ignite classroom presentations with fast, creative, entertaining 5 minute presentations.

Al Pajak

Friday 3-4pm


Workshop: Science Fair Breakdown

The do’s and dont’s of science fair projects. How to set yourself up so you get a great experience, low stress and your kid has fun too.

Rebekah Brubaker

Friday 4:15-5:15pm


Workshop: Instructional Design

The basic elements of designing efficient, effective, and appealing learning experiences.

Rebekah Brubaker/Bill Lombardi

Friday 5:30-6:30pm


Workshop: Kids Owning Companies, Seriously? Yeah!

Bill Gates missed a math test in high school to meet with investors for Microsoft. By 2040, economists predict that freelancers and startups will comprise 80% of the workforce. iGen is changing the definition of 9-5. They know technology better than previous generations; however, they still need to build knowledge around tools that will aid in developing a company. Chat with Dr. York and learn those tools so you can be that kid with a pop culture company that soars.

Ashley Elaine York, PhD

Saturday 10am-11am


Workshop: Pop Culture Startup

Individuals with a Pop Culture Idea in technology, publishing, media, gaming, apparel, collectibles, and more get five minutes to pitch their business plan and field questions from Dr. York, a media scholar and organizational strategist. A winner will be selected and mentored in taking that idea to market.

Ashley Elaine York, PhD

Saturday 11:15-12:15pm


Workshop: Citizen Science in the Classroom and Beyond

Discover real science projects in need of volunteer data gatherers and how to collaborate with ongoing research projects.

Teresa Ashcraft

Saturday 12:30-1:30pm


Workshop: Gigabit 101–Gigovate Workshop by Mozilla with RealTimeSTEAM

How will gigabit super-fast networks shape the future of the internet, education & employment? Over the past few years, Mozilla has been inviting educators, technologists, activists and others to dream about the future of the web made possible by these high-speed networks. In this workshop we’ll explore answers to the question “What story would you like to be able to tell about high speed internet?”

Eileen Kane

Saturday 1:45-2:45pm


STEAM Zine Workshop

In this workshop, poets and editors will instruct participants in writing poetic content and folding/constructing microzines. We’ll also discuss why/how the writing of (micro)poetry fosters the processing of scientific information and why the two are frequently used in tandem (in the UK and elsewhere). Participants will craft micropoetic responses to Bill Nye lessons and others!

Rosemarie (RD) & rdp editors

Saturday 3-4pm


The State of the STEM/Comic Union

Let’s look at how this year’s Marvel, DC, and SciFi flicks stack up against the latest and greatest science has to offer. When Science Fiction could actually become science fact!

Deborah Haralson, Brian Sillanpaa, Kathryn Kitzmiller

Saturday 4:15-6:30pm


Workshop: Teaching Science with Max Axiom, The Secret Coders, and More

In this panel, teachers, comics experts, and researchers discuss and demonstrate how teachers can use comics in a variety of ways to teach different science topics–resources will be provided.

Dani & Jeremy Kachorsky

Sunday 10-12-15pm


Poets vs. Particle Physicists

This workshop will demonstrate how both narration and lyrical word play can help the average student/human engage with particle physics (think linguistic translation game show!). There will also be an interactive workshop during which participants will write redaction/erasure poetry based on excerpts from Neil deGrasse Tyson’s latest book.

Sunday 12:30-1:30pm


Workshop: Cybersecurity K-8

First steps in creating a safe computer environment. Provided by Department of Homeland Security, one in a series of workshops all about 21st Century cybersecurity skills for students.

Brett Scott & Andrew Scott

Sunday 1:45-2:45pm


Workshop: Cybersecurity 9-12

We will demo some more advanced security features and direct you to more free courses that DHS provides and a framework in which you can build customized lessons. Provided by Department of Homeland Security, one in a series of workshops all about 21st Century cybersecurity skills for students.

Brett Scott & Andrew Scott

Sunday 3-5pm


 

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;

AZLoop, Arizona’s Space X Hyperloop Competition Team, a group of graduate and undergraduate students representing various fields of science, engineering, and business;

Helix Technologies, L.L.C., dedicated to the development of innovative technologies that will revolutionize transportation, support economic growth, and promote connected communities;

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.