AIMM joined in on the fun at The Science Channel’s inaugural Awesome Con Science Fair. Long celebrated as an event featuring comic books, movies, television, toys and games, the newly added Science Fair highlighted scientific discoveries, featuring where science fiction and science fact meet.
Panelists were on-site to leading a broad range of discussions from whether or not Iron Man could really exist and using comics to teach STEM, to alternative careers at NASA. Innovations and exhibitions in science, space, and robotics were showcased to draw awareness, interest, and advocacy.
AIMM participated in the June 4, 2016 panel to discuss NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): Storytellers. Other panelists included photographers, writes, web developers, and social media experts who tell the story of the NASA Goddard-built telescope, designed to see the earliest stars and galaxies forming after the Big Bang. The JWST will launch in 2018.
The Awesome Con Science Fair presented by Science Channel’s participants included [sponsor] Science Channel, NASA, the Smithsonian, the Department of Energy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, the Society for Science and the Public, and Nerd Nite!
For more information about Awesome Con visit: www.awesome-con.com