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Borders and Beyond

Presenter Trista April Taylor Biography I am obsessed with borders. Having lived in Arizona and traveled extensively, borders have vastly different feels to them, from lively to hostile. Conceptually I have had to help define borders of knowledge using historic and emerging research,in order to define scientific research questions and impact. Description I want to > Read more

Sending A Computer Into Near Space And Breaking The Sound Barrier

Presenter Sambhav Ratnakar Biography i’m a 14 year old teenager who is amused and intrigued by the vastness of space. To me, there is only one thing I really want, to think out of the pale blue dot we know as earth and leave my mark on the universe. I’m also a cancer survivor, diagnosed > Read more

Designing the Future With NASA

Presenter Dennis Bonilla Biography My life changed when I discovered that one doesn’t have to be a scientist or engineer to contribute to space missions. My passion for visual communication has led me on an adventure involving NASA jets, video games, and hanging out with astronauts. I hope this presentation presents opportunities to Phoenicians wanting > Read more

Declutter the Junk in Your Trunk!

Presenter Lindon Gareis Biography After a horrific divorce, I found myself in an empty home, sans a bed, a tv, and a small couch my dog slept on. I believed the things I’d accumulated in my life defined who I was and created my joy. Instantly, they were gone. I came to realize how unimportant > Read more

Oh My God, Where is my life going!

Presenter Jennifer Kahtz Biography My passion is speaking, conveying my ideas and stories into messages that may change other peoples lives. I’ve always loved to teach and my topic is so meaningful because I’ve experienced it and I want to help others to see that we can accomplish anything we want and live our dream. > Read more

“THE Mocktopsy”…”Let’s Refrain From Death At All Times”

Presenter Sarah Portia Flynn Biography My Mother Evelyn turns 80 this August. She singlehandedly crafted a one of a kind science program suited for preschoolers aged 4-6 at The Orinda Nursery School in Orinda In California when it used to be a ” one horse town”. Due to my age at the time, I was > Read more