Library Redwood Room Panels (limited seating):
- 11:00 AM - Inspiring and Exciting Technology careers: Let's Explore Video Games, Computers and Virtual Reality
Do you love technology? Do you like to take things apart and figure out how they work? Would you like to eventually work for a technology company? Having worked for some of the top technology companies in the world, Leslie Pirritano, Your Best Friend at AMD, will explore a variety of technology careers, including those in the video game industry, that you can aspire to pursue one day − everything from engineering, to finance to marketing. She will delve deeper and explore two of her current passions, Virtual Reality and Video Gaming. She will explore how VR is changing the way video games and movies are experienced, and how VR has the potential to dramatically change the way kids learn in the classroom and interact with people and the world around them.
12:00 PM - Women in Science
Women are under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers. There are many reasons for this, but we have four women who are here to talk about their successes in these male-dominated fields and encourage girls to pursue these careers.
- 1:00 PM - Mission: Mars - Steps Toward the First Human Journey to the Red Planet
Planetary Scientist Pascal Lee talks about how the first human mission to Mars will be humanity’s greatest
adventure in space exploration in the 21st century. As with all expeditions, its success will depend on planning. The first steps are already under way, as we achieve longer spaceflight missions, plan for deep space journeys, and work in extreme environments on Earth viewed as Mars “analogs”.
- 2:00 PM - The Future of Space Technology
NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur talks about the future of space exploration and the space program. 3rd grade and up..
|Megan McArthur - Nasa Astronaut||Pascal Lee - Senior Planetary Scientist - SETI Institute|
|Leslie Pirritano - AMD||Ali Guarneros Luna - NASA Aerospace Engineer|
|Sila Kiliccote - Leader Grid Integration at SLAC||Laura Peticolas - Director of Multiverse|
|Maryam Labib - Pivotal|
Signings: (Stem Central / Library Repeat Banner)
12:00 pm - Leslie Pirritano - AMD
1:00 pm - Women in Science - Luna, Peticolas, Kiliccote and Labib
2:00 pm - Pascal Lee - SETI
3:00 pm - Megan McArthur - NASA Astronaut
|Pacific Pinball Museum||Osmo|
|Inboard Electric Skateboards||Bay Area R2 Builders|
|Glass Blowing||San Jose Printer Guild|
|Virtual Reality||US Patent & Trademark Office|
|Hurry! Photobooth||Magic Instruments|
|Norcal Mars Society||The Mobile Mill|
|Digital Game Museum||Computer History Museum|
|Auro||Central Park Stem School|
|Fremont High School Robotics Club||Notre Dame High School Robotics Club|
|Python Ron||Santa Clara High School Robotics Clubs|
|SF Drone School||Wilcox High School Robotics Club|
|Learning Express Toys||Whizkidz|