Speakers

Discover Tech: Challenging America to Be Great

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Sam Ortega, Program Manager for NASA’s Centennial Challenges Program, talks about solutions to technological barriers—and the innovations that NASA has made possible.

The Future of Robotics: From R2D2 to iRobot

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Tennessee Valley is a hotbed for robotics.  Dean Bethany Clem-Shockney, Interim Director of the Alabama Robotics Technology Park, discusses how robotics will impact our lives, and where Alabama fits in.

Solar Workshop

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Morton Archibald of the Alabama Solar Association shows how you can incorporate solar energy into your own home.  Can you afford not to go solar?

Cyber Security

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Matt Osborne of Cyber Huntsville covers the basics and discusses the latest developments in Cyber Security.

Discover Tech Keynote Address: Dr. Neil Lamb

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Dr. Neil Lamb, Faculty Investigator at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, discusses bioengineering breakthroughs in Huntsville and the future of research in the field.

What are we learning about genomics, the study of genetic information?  What makes us and the world around us work?  And what do we do with our discoveries?  Join us for a fascinating talk by one of Huntsville’s most esteemed educators.

Super Duper Science Club presents: Fingerprint Science

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

How do police use fingerprints to find the bad guys?  Does everyone have a different fingerprint?  What are some of the types of fingerprints?  Find out the answers to these questions and more at our Fingerprint Science Super Duper Science Club! This even is perfect for kids in grades 3-5. This program is part of the Community Wide Read.

How to Do Things: Geocaching

Have you seen strangers investigating shrubbery, rocks, or lamp posts? Have you found a strange item in the woods?

Learn the basics of the Global Positioning System and the hi-tech game/sport/hobby of geocaching.

Use of individual GPS receivers will not be covered, but there will be some practice time.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a handheld GPS unit; there will be a short practice run after class. Please become familiar with your GPS ahead of time.

 

Tuesday * June 25 * 6:30-8pm

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How to Do Things: Geocaching

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Have you seen strangers investigating shrubbery, rocks, or lamp posts? Have you found a strange item in the woods?

Learn the basics of the Global Positioning System and the hi-tech game/sport/hobby of geocaching.

Use of individual GPS receivers will not be covered, but there will be some practice time.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a handheld GPS unit; there will be a short practice run after class. Please become familiar with your GPS ahead of time.

How to Do Things: Caving

Ever have a craving to go somewhere dark and spooky? Read more »

How to Do Things: Caving

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Ever have a craving to go somewhere dark and spooky?

Larry Foreman talks about caves and caving for beginners and experienced cavers alike.  Learn the basics of preserving the cave environment and making your caving visits safe and enjoyable.

Larry is a Responsible National Speleological Society (NSS) Caver with the NSS Huntsville Grotto.

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

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