Taste of Science Festival will explore a variety of topics from dark matter to sustainability.

Three UCF Professors Headline Orlando’s First Taste of Science Festival

By: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala on

Orlando will host its first Taste of Science Festival on April 22-23 as part of an annual national event geared at encouraging public discourse about science and its impact on the community.

Many scientists will speak about a range of topics, including several members of the UCF community during the festival at two locations from 6 to 8 p.m.

Monday, April 22

The Public House, 12046 Collegiate Way

  • UCF Physics Professor Joshua Colwell: How Experiments Advance Space Exploration
  • Teacher in Residence at UCF Adam LaMee: Coding, Higgs Boson, Dark Matter and Other Cool Sciences
  • UCF History Associate Professor Amy Foster: Women in Space

Tuesday, April 23

Grain & The Grape, 1110 Virginia Dr.

  • UCF Nanotechnology Associate Professor Debashis Chanda: Rapid Detector for Dopamine and Other Advances in Nanotechnology
  • UCF Assistant director of assignments Lynell Hodge: What Cognitive Science Teaches Us about Trauma
  • UCF alumnus and city of Orlando director of sustainability Chris Castro: Climate Change and Accelerating the Clean Energy Economy

The public is invited. Tickets at $5 and information are available at tasteofscience.org/orlando.

The Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities – a collaboration between UCF, Florida International University and the University of South Florida – is a sponsor of the Taste of Science events in Florida.

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