Speakers

Speaker Title Panels
Sam Anas Basil, Whisky, and the Pursuit of Space Gastronomy
René Auberjonois Actor AirSpace Podcast – Live from Awesome Con!
David Betancourt Staff Writer/Comics Editor, The Washington Post The Technology of Dark Nights: Metal
The Science of Black Panther
Matt Brady Boom! Pop Culture Belongs in the STEM Classroom!
The Technology of Dark Nights: Metal
Dr. Shari Brady Boom! Pop Culture Belongs in the STEM Classroom!
Diversity in STEAM and Comics
Bethany Brookshire Science News for Students staff writer and Scicurious blogger ACK, Real Monsters
Brave New Girls: Women in STEM
Nerd Nite Meets Awesome Con
Kelly Brunt NASA Science at Earth's Extremes
Dr. Eric Burns Fermi’s Decade of Observing the Extreme Universe
Greg Capullo The Technology of Dark Nights: Metal
Dr. Regina Caputo Fermi’s Decade of Observing the Extreme Universe
Chris Carberry Mars: Why and How?
Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art The Science of Black Panther
Tony Castilleja, Jr. Systems Engineer, Human Spaceflight Global Sales & Marketing Intergalactic to Planetary: Science Fiction to Science Fact
Alexandra Deal Environmental Control Engineer, ISS Intergalactic to Planetary: Science Fiction to Science Fact
Matt Denton BB-8 and the Future of Droids
Dr. Rich DeVaul Head of Mad Science at X, the moonshot factory The Science behind Mad Science
The Science Behind Pacific Rim
Mary Lynne Dittmar, PhD President/CEO, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration Lost In Space Exclusive Screening and Discussion: The Future of Space Travel
Lynnette Drake Remediation Environmental Engineering Sr. Project Lead, Lockheed Martin The Science of Black Panther
Jared Espley NASA explores Jupiter and its awesome moons
Valkyrie Falciani Basil, Whisky, and the Pursuit of Space Gastronomy
Dr. Elizabeth Ferrara Fermi’s Decade of Observing the Extreme Universe
James Garvin Mars: Why and How?
Dr. Ralph Gaume Deputy Division Director, MPS/AST Ripples in Space and Time: Gravitational Waves
Dr. Richard Greene Division Director MPS/AST Ripples in Space and Time: Gravitational Waves
Peter Griffiths NASA Science at Earth's Extremes
John Mace Grunsfeld, Ph.D. Astronaut, Scientist, Explorer Lost In Space Exclusive Screening and Discussion: The Future of Space Travel
Fritz Hahn Future of Beer
Kali Holder Veterinary Pathologist ACK, Real Monsters
Nerd Nite Meets Awesome Con
Andy Hoskins Mars: Why and How?
Terry Hurford NASA explores Jupiter and its awesome moons
Janet Ivey Mars: Why and How?
Dr. Tyrel Johnson Fermi’s Decade of Observing the Extreme Universe
Dr. Charles Johnson-Bey Director, Engineering & Technology, Cyber Solutions, Lockheed Martin The Science of Black Panther
Dr. Bradley Keister Division Director MPS/PHY Ripples in Space and Time: Gravitational Waves
Kurt Krol Future of Beer
Josh Lee BB-8 and the Future of Droids
Barnaby Legg SVP Creative Strategy at Legendary The Science Behind Pacific Rim
Carie Lemack Basil, Whisky, and the Pursuit of Space Gastronomy
Brave New Girls: Women in STEM
Franz Lindz Future of Beer
Heather Lynch NASA Science at Earth's Extremes
Dr. Erin Macdonald Space Science Speaker, Educator, and Consultant Tachyons to Warp Drives: Astrophysics of Star Trek
The Best and Worst Science in Video Games
The Science Behind Pacific Rim
Dr. Jonathan Madison Diversity in STEAM and Comics
Dr. Pedro Marronetti Program Director, MPS/PHY Ripples in Space and Time: Gravitational Waves
Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu Metallurgist Diversity in STEAM and Comics
The Tech of the Batmobile
The Technology of Dark Nights: Metal
Jim May Software Engineer, Training Systems Intergalactic to Planetary: Science Fiction to Science Fact
Theresa McCulla Future of Beer
Dr. Eileen Meyer Extreme Gravity: Black Holes and the Universe
Eileen Meyer Professor at UMBC who works in the area of Black Holes Brave New Girls: Women in STEM
Susan Milius Science News ACK, Real Monsters
Quinn Minor Dark Matter Physicist The Technology of Dark Nights: Metal
Sean Gordon Murphy The Tech of the Batmobile
Tom Neumann NASA Science at Earth's Extremes
Dr. Roopesh Ojha Fermi’s Decade of Observing the Extreme Universe
Daniel Palumbo Extreme Gravity: Black Holes and the Universe
Dr. Chris Parsons Sex and the Sea Life (or Blue Chicca-Woo-Woo Planet) (18+)
David Pederson Lunar Outpost Gateway Engineer, LOPG Intergalactic to Planetary: Science Fiction to Science Fact
Dr. Joe Pesce Program Officer MPS/AST Extreme Gravity: Black Holes and the Universe
Dr. Judy Racusin Fermi’s Decade of Observing the Extreme Universe
Dr. Nsomi Rose Sex and the Sea Life (or Blue Chicca-Woo-Woo Planet) (18+)
Tina Hesman Saey Science News ACK, Real Monsters
Joan Salute NASA explores Jupiter and its awesome moons
Matt Sazama Executive Producer/Writer Lost in Space Lost In Space Exclusive Screening and Discussion: The Future of Space Travel
Burk Sharpless Executive Producer/Writer Lost in Space Lost In Space Exclusive Screening and Discussion: The Future of Space Travel
Dr. Peter Shawhan Extreme Gravity: Black Holes and the Universe
Dr. Matt Shindell AirSpace Podcast – Live from Awesome Con!
The Science of Black Panther
Dr. Ashley Sitar Sex and the Sea Life (or Blue Chicca-Woo-Woo Planet) (18+)
Scott Snyder The Technology of Dark Nights: Metal
Dr. Eric Spana Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizarding
The Best and Worst Science in Video Games
Sabrina Thompson NASA Brave New Girls: Women in STEM
Dawn Tilbury Assistant Director of Biology Directorate at NSF Brave New Girls: Women in STEM
Bryan Tillman Diversity in STEAM and Comics
Dr. Tracey Jane Turner Extreme Gravity: Black Holes and the Universe
Dr. James Ulvestad Assistant Director, MPS OAD Ripples in Space and Time: Gravitational Waves

* Speakers subject to change without notice.