GeekiWood: Where Science Meets Hollywood

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Venue:GC 140 and GC 243

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies and the School of Integrated Science and Humanity.

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Overview

GeekiWood will feature Plenary Sessions, Breakouts, and an Exhibition Hall. It will be highly interactive with participants sharing their experiences via social media - thanks to the free “GeekiWood App”. Designed as “science fair meets film festival”, attendees will sign up for a variety of workshops and presentations.

Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 27, 2014
8:00am - 4:00pm

8:00 - 9:00 Attendee Registration

Welcoming Remarks
Opening Keynote Address:
Autopsy of a Zombie
Dr. Steven C. Schlozman

MORNING WORKSHOP BREAKOUT SESSION
Footprints Tell the Story
Sr. Bureau Commander Stephanie Stoiloff,
Miami-Dade Police Forensic Services Bureau
Movie Making on your Computer (Microsoft)
Green Screen Technology and Movie Making (Midtown Video)
Good Movies Make Great Games (Microsoft)
Brain Mapping and the Artist (TBA)

LECTURE SERIES BREAKOUT SESSIONS
How Can Science Ignite Creativity?
Dr. Fiorella Terenzi
Creative Physics in Animation \ Aleloop
DNA Gets The Bad Guys \ Sr. Bureau Commander Stephanie Stoiloff, \ Miami-Dade Police Forensic Services Bureau
Star Trek & Beyond (FIU Astronomy Department)
Fire & Rescue: Movies & TV vs Real Life
Kalynn Cresse, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Air Rescue
The Guardian: Coast Guard Rescues At Sea
CDR Tina J. Pena, U. S. Coast Guard
Music & Fashion for the Stars
Dr. Fiorella Terenzi
White Hat Hacking: The Reality
Felicia Hasher, 2014 White House Champion of Change

Lunch & Exposition Hall

Closing Keynote Address:
NASA and Launch Technology
Brooks Kimmel
John F. Kennedy Space Center

Wrap-up Session

Optional Escorted Tours:
FIU Star Trek Deck
Wall of Wind
Astronomy Telescope

3:00-4:00 Parent Pick-up