Event Details

Location: University of Maryland – College Park
Francis Scott Key Hall  0106
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 1-4pm

Free, open to the public, appropriate for all ages

Parasites, Astrophysics, AI, and More! The University of Maryland is bringing together some of the country’s best scientists and engineers for an afternoon event of short, engaging talks on the inspiring results of their research. From artificial intelligence to movies, we will take a whirlwind tour through scientific breakthroughs and innovation.

The afternoon event will be followed by discipline specific receptions and poster sessions hosted by departments at the University.


1pm   Welcome and introduction

1:15   Ross Salawich, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, UMD
1:30   Summer Ash, Astrophysics, Columbia University
1:45   Emmanuel Taylor, Electrical Engineer, Energetics Incorporated
2:00   Ann Merchant, Science & Entertainment Exchange, National Academies
2:15   Darcy Gentleman, Chemistry / SciCom

2:30   Break

2:50   Mark Siddall, Parasitology, American Museum of Natural History
3:05   Maryam Zaringhalam, Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University
3:20   Ben Shneiderman, Computer Science, UMD
3:35   Kristen Dorsey, Electrical Engineering, Smith College
3:50   Wrap up and farewells

4:00   Exit