Phoenix Comicon 2016 Programming Includes Science Interactive Space

pg2016This year, Phoenix Comicon, June 2-5, 2016, at the Phoenix Convention Center, is trying something new with science programming: a science & technology interactive space intended for adults and familiies.

Located all four days of Comicon in Room 231A of the Phoenix Convention Center’s North building, highlights of the Interactive Science space include:

EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPACE – THE SCIENCE OF INTERSTELLAR HABITATION
Ever wonder what it would be like to live on Mars? Do you have what it takes to land a Martian rover? Are you an interstellar entrepreneur? Presented by Center for Meteorite Studies, SEDS-ASU.
THURSDAY, 12:00PM – 1:30PM
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 10:30AM – 12:30PM

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TechShop‘s hands-on, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) sessions are geared to intrigue and fire up the curiosity. .
THURSDAY, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
SUNDAY, 1:00PM – 5:00PM

WE ARE LEGION: CYBER SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY WITH THE ARIZONA CYBER WARFARE RANGE
Anonymous, The Matrix, Hackers, War Games, Tron… the list goes on. We are in the age of Cyber security- don’t get left behind. Presented by the AZ Cyber Warfare Range.
THURSDAY, 5:30PM – 10:00PM

INSIDE THE WORLD OF IOT (THE INTERNET OF THINGS) – LIVE AND HANDS ON!
Visit a team of local hackers, makers and experts to experience live, interactive demos, and awesomely engaging conversations about the future, which is NOW. Organized by Steve Greenberg of ThinClient Computing.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 7:30PM – 9:30PM

STEM Student Science Cafe: Mars Madness, March 4, 2013, Bookmans Mesa

So what is S3C? STEM Student Science Cafe is open to Middle & High Schools Students 10-16 years old and features a casual conversation with a scientist or engineer about his or her area of research. March 4th we’ll talk with a Mars researcher.

Learn something new, ask questions, and meet other science fans! Part of the Arizona SciTect Festival.

Quarterly every first Tuesday of the month, S3C at Bookmans, 1056 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210,  features:

March 4, 2014: Mars Madness
June 3, 2014: The Brain
September 2, 2014: The Universe
December 2, 2014: Engineers Are Makers

STEM Student Science cafe starts at 6:30 PM.

STEM Student Science cafe starts at 6:30 PM.

Geophysics: Science Café at THINKspot, Mesa, Wednesday, December 18, 2014

Interested in the Earth? Join THINKspot, Mesa Public Library- Red Mountain Branch, 635 North Power Road, Mesa, Arizona  85205, for an informal conversation with a Geophysicist, Wednesday 6pm-7pm.

 

What does a Geophysicist do? How do you become a Geophysicist? Bring your questions. All ages welcome.

STEM Student Science Cafe, Engineers Are Makers: Microscope From Disposable Camera Demo, December 3

Please join us Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 6:30 pm, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, for Engineers Are Makers, a demonstration of how to make a microscope from a disposable camera with Electrical Engineer Jasper Nance. Supplies for students will be available (parents may observe).

Electrical Engineer & Heat Sync Labs volunteer returns to STEM Student Science Cafe December 3rd.

Electrical Engineer & Heat Sync Labs volunteer returns to STEM Student Science Cafe December 3rd.

 
So what is S3C? STEM Student Science Cafe is an event that takes place in a casual setting; is open to Middle & High Schools Students 10-16 years old and features an engaging conversation with a scientist or engineer about a particular topic. Learn something new, ask questions, and meet other science fans! In 2014, STEM Student Science Cafe switches from a monthly to a quarterly schedule starting March 4, 2014, with Mars Madness.
Presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival.

Chandler Science Cafe: Science Pub Quiz, December 4, 2013

Please join us Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7 pm, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, for Chandler Science Cafe at Hack Night, Science Pub Quiz.

Do you watch Nova? Listen to Science Friday? Bring your friends, neighbors and fellow science enthusiasts to compete for prizes in our year-end science trivia contest!

Chandler #ScienceCafe Science Pub Quiz trivia contest @gpchandler 12/4 7pm.

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Chandler Science Cafe: News From the Moon, November 6, 2013

Please join us Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7 pm, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, for Chandler Science Cafe at Hack Night, “News From the Moon.”
Guest Sarah, Braden, School of East & Space Exploration, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera,  Arizona State University, returns to Chandler Science Cafe to talk about the latest research about the Moon. Join us for casual conversation with a local planetary scientist.
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Science Cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Chandler Science cafe is presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival.

Chandler ScienceCafe @gpchandler 11/6, 7pm guest: @ifmoonwascookie http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/index.html @SeseASU w/ @AZSciTechFest

Southwest Valley Science Cafes Begin November 21, 2013

Please join us for Southwest Valley Science Cafes for families,  6:30pm – 7:30pm, Centerra Mirage School,  15151 W Centerra Dr. South Goodyear, AZ 85338.

Come spend an exciting hour participating in a fun and lively discussion forum on current Science-based topics!

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Upcoming featured speakers:

Nov.21: Paul Yaffee of Paul Yaffe Custom Originals, motorcycle science;
Dec 12: Larry Canepa of Dinner at 8, chef science;
Jan 16: Tricia O’Donnell of Pixy Cakes, science of baking;
Feb 20: Kent Irwin of UTI, auto technology.

Presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival.

STEM Student Science Cafe, Dark Matter, November 5, 2013

Please join us Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6:30 pm, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, for a conversation Jayden Newstead, Arizona State University Physics Department, graduate student researcher in Dark Matter.

So what is S3C? STEM Student Science Cafe is an event that takes place in a casual setting; is open to Middle & High Schools Students 10-16 years old and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Learn something new, ask questions, and meet other science fans!
Presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival.
STEM Student #ScienceCafe, 11/5, @bookmansmesa 6:30pm, Dark Matter w/Jayden Newstead of @ASUPhysics for students 10-16 yo

Scottsdale Science Cafe: Approaching Infinite Computing, October 15, 2013

The Eureka Loft at Civic Center Library has agreed to host the Science Cafe of South Scottsdale (SCoSS) for the next year beginning with the October 15th cafe.

The Eureka Loft is located at the Scottsdale Public Library—Civic Center Library

The Eureka Loft is located at the Scottsdale Public Library—Civic Center Library

The Eureka Loft is a collaborative workspace that was created via a partnership between the Scottsdale Public Library (Civic Center Library) and Arizona State University.

The SCoSS meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. The next café is on Tuesday, October 15th. The following is information about the upcoming October café:

Title:  Approaching Infinite Computing on Petascale Day 2013

Summary:  Many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines are currently experiencing exponential growth thanks in large part to High Performance Computing (HPC).  The reliability of the computing “roadmap” has made the future of computing relatively safe to predict. The October 15th cafe will provide an overview of the  current state of our petascale computing world and the how it’s possible exascale computing will be reached by the end of this decade. Beyond 2020, Infinite Computing for all is a distinct possibility.

Speaker:  Gerald Thurman, Computer/math Instructor, Scottsdale Community College

No prerequisite knowledge is required to attend this cafe.

The Eureka Loft is located at the Scottsdale Public Library—Civic Center Library. Address: 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Solar Energy Cafe, Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10am-Noon, McClintock High School, Tempe

Please join us for McClintock High School’s Solar Energy Cafe, Saturday, September 28 , 2013, from 10 am to noon, McClintock High School,
1830 E. Del Rio Drive, Tempe, AZ   85282-2823.

Part of the Green Apple Day of Service, this event includes a demonstration of the Solar Thermal Living Lab project, a solar thermal hot water heating system that uses roof-mounted flat plate and evacuated tubes solar collectors to heat the cafeterias hot water supply. Lunch is served via solar oven.

McClintock High School 1830 E Del Rio Dr Tempe, AZ 85282

Schedule of events:

  • 9:45-10:00 am Mix and Mingle
  • 10:00- 10:05 Welcome from McClintock students, Ecology Teacher, Vicki Grady; and VP of Activities Ed Flores.
  • 10:05- 10:20 Introduction to Living Labs Dashboard: Café discussion lead by Chevron Energy Solutions, Alison Smith. Participatory activity: living labs dashboard
  • 10:20- 10:40 Participatory activity: Tour of Solar Thermal System at McClintock lead by Brad Bruckner, Greenfield Dynamics.
  • 11:00-11:20 Café discussion lead by Pel Abbott, Sun Valley Solar Solutions.
  • 11:20- 11:40 ASU Fellow- Making the connections- Solar Thermal vs Solar Electric
  • 11:40-12:00 Participatory activity: Greenfield Dynamics Solar Thermal cooker. Hot Dog and S’mores Lunch and continuation of café discussions.