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Day 1

  • The Public House 2046 Collegiate Way Orlando, Florida 32817 United States (map)

The inaugural taste of science in Orlando kicks off on Monday, April 22, 2019. Three great talks covering space exploration, dark matter as well as other cool sciences and biotechnology.



How experiments advance space exploration

Joshua Colwell, Ph.D, University of Central Florida


Dr. Colwell has had experiments fly into space eight times, including space shuttle flights and payloads to the International Space Station. During this talk Dr. Colwell will share what he and his team are investigating and how this research advances space exploration. Colwell will share what he and his team are investigating and how it advances exploration.



Coding, Higgs Boson, Dark Matter, & Other Cool Sciences

Adam LaMee, University of Central Florida


Adam LaMee taught high school physics, worked on the Higgs boson discovery, and now prepares UCF students for K12 teaching careers. High school science courses have a huge impact on students' career options. Come learn the role college students, parents, and community members can play in helping the next generation do amazing things.

Preparing Young Scientists, Engaging Parents & The Future of Biotech

Maya Byfield Ph.D., Seminole State College

7:10 pm

For bright minds with the potential to become America's next generation of leaders, Dr. Maya Byfield AKA the Phenomenal STEMist is a bridge between innate talent and real-world opportunities. During this talk she will discuss opportunities in biotech and ways to engage young people.

Women In Space

Amy Foster Ph.D., University of Central Florida

7:30 pm

Dr. Amy Foster is a historian of technology and gender. Her book, Integrating Women into the Astronaut Corps: Politics and Logistics at NASA, 1972-2004, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2011. During this talk she will discuss gender and the space program.

Closing Remarks


Later Event: April 23
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