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Conference Session: “Hera, Give Me Strength: The Science of Wonder Woman”
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 22:39
Track: Social Equity & STEM
Join Phoenix Comicon’s Science Programming Track as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman: Amazon princess, Army Nurse and one of the first female superheroes. Created by William Moulton Marston, psychologist, lawyer, inventor of the lie-detector, Wonder Woman, with her lasso of truth and invisible jet, enjoys a resurgence of interest with a new movie release in June 2017. Our panel of experts will discuss women in the military, the science of deception and the current status of stealth technology. Our panelist are: Michelle Loposky, Military Advocate, Assistant Military Advocate & Dependent Programs, Pat Tillman Veterans Center, Arizona State University; Tracey Wood, PhD, Detective, Glendale Police Department; Mike Fillman, Aerodynamics Engineer, The Boeing Company; and Rebekah Brubaker, Manager, Science Programming at Phoenix Comicon, Researcher, Keck Lab, Arizona State University.
During panels, at evening social events like “Beer with Scientists,” and in the interactive demonstration space, the Science Programming track at Phoenix Comicon provides science fans, Career & Technical Education, science and humanities instructors an opportunity to meet and ask questions of credentialed Arizona scientists, researchers and engineers.
Phoenix Comicon’s Science Track also provides professional development credit to attending K-12 and community college instructors. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires that schools provide professional development in the area of parent & family engagement–including collaborating with organizations with a record of success in improving and increasing parent and family engagement–and Phoenix Comicon Science Programming provides a unique opportunity for teachers to align current STEM topics with popular culture.
Phoenix Comicon’s Science Track attracted almost 10% of the estimated 100,000 attendees of the June 2016 event at Phoenix Convention Center. Phoenix Comicon is Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, 2017, check for teacher discounts and Early Bird ticket discounts: http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/
Seen in image above: Michelle Loposky (far left), Tracey Wood (middle) & Mike Fillman (second to the right)