Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.
Charles E. Hughes, Ph.D. is a Pegasus Professor (the highest honor that UCF can bestow on a professor) and a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, of Digital Media in the School of Visual Arts and Design, and Director of the Synthetic Reality Laboratory. He received his graduate degrees from Penn State University. He currently has 14 active grants totally more than $5.4 million that involve mixed and virtual reality, human-computer interaction and computer graphics. These include: the Gates-Foundation-funded student-teacher education project with reactive avatars, an NSF project on whole body engagement to learn physics concepts, an NSF-sponsored grant using digital puppetry to reduce alcohol use among students, and a National Institutes of Health grant using mixed reality to help Latina middle schoolers develop skills to resist peer influences. He is a prolific writer with 44 journal articles, 112 proceedings, 6 books, and 16 chapters authored or co-authored from 2005 to mid-2011. He has received many honors from professional organizations and recognition in public media.
Our next scheduled topic is…
We are being invaded! Learn about the natural history of ants, how they assemble communities, and ant invasions in natural and human-altered landscapes. Better understand the ecology of one of the most abundant groups of organisms on Earth, insects. Our discussion leader will be Dr. Joshua King, an assistant professor and insect ecology researcher in the Biology department at the University of Central Florida.
|Food Preservation||5 March, 2014 - 19:00||Eden Bar at...|
|Marine Mammals||11 February, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Bees||14 January, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Frankenfood||10 December, 2013 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Global Elemental Cycles||4 December, 2013 - 19:00||Downtown Credo|
|Weather||12 November, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Medical Geography||6 November, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|3D Printing||8 October, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Brain on a Chip||2 October, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Search for Extraterrestrial Life||10 September, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Math in Modern Medicine||4 September, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Underwater Caves||13 August, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|