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Chicago Science Fest - Science Expo Day

The main “Science Expo” day of Chicago Science Fest 2019 will feature a day full of exciting science talks by research experts from universities, museums, and national laboratories on a wide variety of interesting topics, including AI and Machine Learning.

date
Saturday, May 18, 2019
time
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
venue
1871 Auditorium


The main “Science Expo” day of Chicago Science Fest 2019 will feature a day full of exciting science talks by research experts from universities, museums, and national laboratories on a wide variety of interesting topics. There will also be interactive demonstrations for curious people like you! 

Expo tickets get you access to ALL the talks all day — visit as many as you like. In between talks you can visit an array of cool demonstrations. And stay for a happy hour at the end of the day.


Speaker Information & Agenda:


11:00AM – 12 noon

Doug Sisterson, MS

Are you sure YOU understand Climate Change? Explaining Climate Change and Finding Solutions

Tanya Berger-Wolf, PhD

Tracking endangered species by their spots! Individual tiger sharks, turtles, giraffes, whales, and more, are monitored in the wild using AI and Citizen Science

 

12noon – 1:00PM

Thomas Wall, PhD

What Climate Change Means for Infrastructure and the Built Environment – Can we engineer our way out of this?

Sliman Bensmaia, PhD

Brains and ‘Bionic’ Limbs – The Research of Touch and Sensation in the Neuroscience of Prosthetics


1:00PM – 2:00PM

Kristian Hammond, PhD

Language and Artificial Intelligence – the evolution of communication and connecting and the practical applications of machine-generated language

Elizabeth Addison, PhD

The Real Science of Positive Psychology — Teaching positivity skills proven to reduce stress and anxiety


2:00PM – 3:00PM

Ben Zhao, PhD - Dangers & Risks of Artificial Intelligence — Insecurity & Hacking of Systems

Cathryn Nagler, PhD - Food Allergies and the microbiome – What’s the connection? What’s the answer?

 

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Wesley Robert Ketchum, PhD

Tracking the Elusive Neutrino Particle — the physics of a subatomic trip from distant stars to South Dakota via Fermilab


4:00PM – 5:30PM

Rebecca Thompson, PhD

Science of Superheroes: Wonder Woman & Captain Marvel DC vs. Marvel Movie Superheroes — Who’s faster? Who’s stronger?

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