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Sunday, July 16 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Science vs "Alternative Facts" (ET)

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Panel on public misperceptions of scientific research - with all the bad science memes that get tossed about on social media and the constant facepalming, this panel addresses the worst of the memes that we see.

Moderators
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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 →

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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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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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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Darcy Wold

Artist Guest
Darcy Wold is a part-time artist, an inveterate editor, and an even more inveterate reader. In her day job, she works for CDISC (a standards development organization specializing in clinical data interchange) as a publishing editor and a technical metadata curator. Both roles inv... Read More →


Sunday July 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Boardroom

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