Kelsey Scharnhorst's talk will define intelligence, provide a background in computing architectures, and cover current industrial AI projects and their technological basis. You can decide for yourself whether they will lead to Skynet.
Dr. Chris Davidson will provide an evolutionary perspective of one of the most critical public health issues in modern society: obesity.
Dr. Laura Corrales-Diaz Pomatto will discuss her research on sexual dimorphism and stress response. Spoiler alert: you'll learn how she switches the sex of fruit flies.
Dr. Kate White will discuss the molecular mechanism for psychedelic compounds, and why humans are interested in using hallucinogens for therapeutics, spiritual awakening, and recreation.
Laura Cechanowicz will discuss worldbuilding, neuroscience, and identity, and the ways we construct our realities by building worlds.
Dr. Veronica X. Yan will discuss the tools needed to be an effective, self-regulated learner.
Dr. Alexandra Ycaza Herrera will discuss her research on how hormones affect women's stress response.
Dr. Assal Habibi will discuss her research on the effects of group-based music training on children’s brain, emotional, cognitive, and social development.
Join us for an interactive lecture with a panel of 5 of LA's brilliant scientists.
Richelle Gribble will share her artistic process and her work, which explores the question: how does connectivity, for better or for worse, influence our lives and our future?
Dr. Julien Emile-Geay will present research from paleoclimatology, physics, archeology, history and economics to guide an important discussion on climate change.
Dr. Amy Helene Fluitt will discuss the importance of art in science communication.
Dr. Kevin Peter Hickerson will give an overview of the neutron (and may even regale us with a little stand-up comedy).
Dave Farina will discuss the emerging anti-science movement.
Dr. Prithvi Chellamuthu will discuss ways in which modern chemistry has improved our quality of life at the cost of environmental toxicities.
Heather VanCura will discuss the history of Java and the future of women in tech.
Dr. Jean Alupay will discuss her research on muscular hydrostats found in octopuses.
Dr. Yi-Pei Chen will tell us all about our parasites.
Dr. Timotei Centea is a materials engineer at USC, and will give a discussion on composite materials.
Dave Farina will give a talk on pseudoscience and affect it has on society.