Science can be so sweet, especially when you enjoy it with tasty treats! Join us tonight as we hear from University of Tennessee scientists discussing the fascinating uses of 3d printing technology and tiny bog turtles.
Doors will be open at 6:30pm. There are numerous excellent food options at Sugar Mama's and the surrounding downtown Knoxville area to grab some tasty eats! Enjoy a bounty of drinks (both with and without alcohol) while chatting with new friends.
Navigating the seas of relevance in 3d printing
Cars. Tools. Buildings. An excavator. If you can think of it, someone has probably printed it. You might have read about some of these as a headline or downloaded a model from Thingiverse. But what are some of the implications of these demos? When's printed X available to purchse at Y? Is it viable to print? How will industry Z or society A benefit? Alex will share his journey so far in traversing the context in which 3d printing can apply to even a cost-adverse industry like transportation.
A Tiny Turtle Tale: Conserving North America's Smallest Turtle
The bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) is one of the rarest turtles in North America. This habitat specialist was added to the Endangered Species List in 1997. I will share some of our Species Recovery Plan objectives and how we have addressed them thus far (genetic assessment of wild populations, genetic consequences of translocations, and how to develop an effective education program). You might also hear some entertaining stories about my field work to boot!