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Saturday, July 15 • 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Ask a Mad Scientist (AP)

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You know those panels where a bunch of stuffy scientists talk about science in fancy language that goes over your head but everyone comes out feeling 20 IQ points smarter? Yeah, didn't think so, and that's good, because this is not one of those panels. Science - it's confusing, mysterious, and sometimes you just have to wonder what the scientists were thinking when they came up with the ideas. Here's your chance to corner some scientists in a panel room for a Q&A on new, funny, important, weird and/or confusing science. It's late in the evening, so let's see if we can have some fun with it!

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Dr. Tedd Roberts

Science Guest
Dr. Tedd Roberts (aka Speaker to Lab Animals) claims he was born to wonderful parents, grew up in Texas, attended university then went on to grad school. He is a Professor at a medical school where his research focuses on the drug and radiation effects on hippocampus and memory. ... Read More →

Guests
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Jim Beall

Science Guest
Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over 40 years, a war gamer for over 50, and an avid reader of science fiction for even longer.  His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer, shortly after surviving one of Admiral... Read More →
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JT "The Enginerd"

Science Guest
JT “The Enginerd” is an all-purpose geek. She obtained her Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech in 2013. Her research focused on animal locomotion and included the analysis of beetle respiration and helping construct a platform to measure the force produced during an insects jump. Currently, she teaches basic engineering and design to future nerdlings (aka high school students) in Henrico County, Virginia. She also serves as the advisor to her schools chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) and as well as the coach for the Quidditch club. Outside of the world of science and education... Read More →
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Randall Hayes

Science Guest
Randall Hayes, Ph.D., your friendly neighborhood neuroscientist, co-organizes the Greensboro Science Cafe, where we corner -- ah, informally interview -- a working scientist at Gibb's Hundred Brewing every month, as well as an ongoing science book club at Scuppernong Books.  Check them out at... Read More →
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Paula S. Jordan

Science Guest
Paula S Jordan writes moderately hard, character-driven science fiction, with three stories published in Analog, including her novelette “Vooorh,” Jul/Aug 2014. She’s now at work on the fourth draft of her first novel, the present-day alien contact story of a resourceful, small-town group of friends who join with a centuries-old alien-watch group to defend friendly aliens and humans alike from a deadly anti-human faction of the alien species. Working title: The Seas and the Stars. | | In her previous work as a NASA orbit analyst, Paula supported 30+ satellite missions, including Clementine, the first to detect water on the moon. | Visit her web site at PaulaSJordan.com, on... Read More →
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Darin Kennedy

Literary Guest
Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel in the sands of northern... Read More →
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Dr. Tedd Roberts

Science Guest
Dr. Tedd Roberts (aka Speaker to Lab Animals) claims he was born to wonderful parents, grew up in Texas, attended university then went on to grad school. He is a Professor at a medical school where his research focuses on the drug and radiation effects on hippocampus and memory. ... Read More →
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Stephen J. Simmons

Science Guest
Stephen J. Simmons was raised by a feral pack of English teachers in a tiny hamlet in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, and went to high school in Albany.  He spent twenty-one years in the Navy, both as a nuclear operator on five fast-attack submarines and as an instructor in both of the Navy's nuclear power training... Read More →
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William C. Tracy

Science Guest
William C. Tracy is a North Carolina native with a masters and BS in mechanical engineering. He also has a BA in toy design. As such, he has both designed and operated heavy construction machinery (big toys) and is an expert in linkage design and optimization. He has been a Profe... Read More →


Saturday July 15, 2017 10:00pm - 10:50pm
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