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.
What’s unusual about doing science while zipping around the earth in a space station at 17 thousand miles per hour? Dr Luke Roberson will tell you what it takes to design a good experiment to be run in microgravity, and will show the effects of zero gravity and low gravity on you and the things around you.
Luke B. Roberson, Ph.D. is a systems engineer for science payload development at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. He is responsible for designing, building, verifying, and validating science experiments for deployment to the International Space Station. His current projects focus on plant growth chambers, integrating requirements of science and engineering to create a high-fidelity platform for research aboard ISS. Previously Dr. Roberson served as a research scientist at KSC inventing and developing new technologies for the space industry. In addition, Dr. Roberson is the President of Vaulted Technologies, and has 3 issued patents, 10 pending patents, over 20 published scientific articles, and has co-authored a book.
|Race to the Moon||18 November, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Good Bacteria||9 September, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Marine Ecosystems||8 August, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Solar System||7 July, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Robotics||6 June, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Cloud Computing||13 May, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Nanoscience||8 April, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Fire Ants||11 March, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|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|