Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014
To Bee or Not to Bee Dr. Jim Pease, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Natural Resources, Ecology, and Management, Iowa State University
Integrated Data Management and Simulation to Turn Precision Data into Better Decisions David Muth, Praxik, LLC
Sensible Heat Balance Method to Determine Rates of Soil Freezing and Thawing Yuki Kojima, Graduate Student, Iowa State
Mike Nelson, president of Nelson Construction and Development, Des Moines, will speak about his redevelopment of several historic buildings in downtown Des Moines. Nelson spoke at the 2011 TED Des Moines conference on his progressive new housing concepts for 20-somethings in Iowa's largest urban center. He'll expand on this to include recent works.
Nell Irvin Painter is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and author of The History of White People. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series
Friday, 31 Jan 2014
Comedian Tig Notaro began her set at Largo in Los Angeles the day she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer with: "Good evening, hello. I have cancer. How are you?" There was nervous laughter, weeping and total silence in the audience.
Saturday, 01 Feb 2014
K-12 students will learn about computational modeling and programming with Scratch -- a free, visual programming platform developed by MIT. Workshop participants also can develop a project for the April 19 Computational Thinking Competition. Online registration is required. Lunch is included, followed by an optional Scratch workshop (1-3 p.m.).