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Day 2

  • Grape and the Graine 1110 Virginia Drive Orlando, FL, 32803 United States (map)

Day two of the taste of science Orlando festival! We head to a new location with talks on Climate Change, Cognitive Sciences and Nanotechnology.


6:00 PM

Addressing Climate Change & Accelerating the Clean Energy Economy

Chris Castro, City of Orlando

6:10 PM

Chris Castro is a sustainability and clean energy expert. He is also an eco-entrepreneur, and community organizer with a passion to create smart, resilient, and sustainable cities. During this talk he will discuss what the City of Orlando is doing to address climate change as well as opportunities in the clean energy economy.


6:30 PM

Rapid Detector for Dopamine & Other Advances in Nanotechnology,

Debashis Chanda, Ph.D., University of Central Florida

6:50 PM


7:10 PM

Using nanotechnology researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson's, depression, and some cancers. The benefits of this ongoing research will be discussed during this talk.

What Cognitive Science Teaches Us about Trauma?

Lynell Hodge, Ed.D., University of Central Florida

7:30 PM

How often do we consider the effects trauma has on cognitive functions? Years of research indicates trauma not only changes cognitive function but can have staggering long term effects. During this talk what trauma looks like, documented cognitive changes that could occur, symptomatology, and recommendations for somatic experiences will be discussed.

7:50 PM

Closing Remarks

See you at the taste of science Orlando!

Earlier Event: April 22
Day 1