Conference Banquet

A session at CSICON

Friday 28th October, 2011

7:00pm to 9:30pm (CST)

First, awards will be presented to Bill Nye and Steven Novella:

Bill Nye: The In Praise of Reason Award, presented by Eugenie Scott
Steven Novella: The Robert P. Balles Award in Critical Thinking, presented by Kendrick Frazier

Followed by the after-dinner entertainment, David Willey, "The Mad Scientist", presenting “How Does A Thing Like That Work?”

“How Does A Thing Like That Work?” is an entertaining, partially interactive physics demonstration lecture consisting of the more visual and dramatic demonstrations from an introductory physics course. Demonstrations from the areas of classical mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and the physics of the atmosphere are used. The show usually lasts close to a micro century and about 25 demonstrations are performed. It is fast paced and is meant to promote interest in science and further discussion, with only a simple explanation of the physics involved being given as each demonstration is presented.

About the speakers

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Steven Novella

The host of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast, and science blogger extraordinaire. bio from Twitter

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Bill Nye

Science Educator seeks to change the world... bio from Twitter

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David G. Willey

Professor at University of Pittsburgh who appears on "The Tonight Show" periodically

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Eugenie Scott

Executive Director of National Center for Science Education (NCSE)

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Kendrick Frazier

Editor of the Skeptical Inquirer, a former editor of Science News, and a fellow of the AAAS

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Time 7:00pm9:30pm CST

Date Fri 28th October 2011

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Books by speaker

  • The UFO Invasion
  • The Hundredth Monkey
  • Paranormal Borderlands of Science

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