Geekiwood Presents...

Key Note Speakers

 

 

Dr. Steven C. Schlozman, "The Zombie Autopsies" 

 

IT'S ABOUT TIME -  "They call him Dr. Z.  And while his impressive credentials as an educator and psychiatrist is enough to draw an enthusiastic crowd to his lectures, it’s his life-long fascination with zombies and how he has transformed his horror-movie obsession into a powerful, STEM-teaching machine, that filled the auditorium at NSTA 2014 with over one thousand curious science teachers eager to hear him speak. We were among his eager listeners that day. He did not disappoint!"

 

HUFF POST -  "The zombie movie therefore offers an ideal opportunity to explore the depiction of pathophysiology in popular culture. This must have some appeal; no one can deny the popularity of zombie stories currently, and increasingly medical explanations make up a key part of the storytelling."

 

CNN - "An airborne virus is rapidly turning people into zombies. Two-thirds of humanity has been wiped out. Scientists desperately look for a cure, even as their own brains deteriorate and the disease robs them of what we consider life".

"Relax, it's only fiction -- at least, for now. This apocalyptic scenario frames the new novel "The Zombie Autopsies" by Dr. Steven Schlozman, a child psychiatrist who holds positions at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Program in Child Psychiatry".

 

For more information vist: thezombieautopsies.com & http://www.stevenschlozman.net

The Harvard Doctor Who Accidentally Unleashed a Zombie Invasion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis "LEXI" Rachel Lehrman, Love Lexi Fund - Susan G. Komen

 

This Miss Teen Florida Plus America, 1st runner up at National Miss Plus America Pageant and Former Miss Miami Beach Teen Plus America Delegate 2012, has raised an estimated $65,000+ for Breast Cancer research from 2007 to the present. She began this fund at 9 years of age.

 

Founder of "Art Can Heal" project, Ms. Lehrman recruited famous artists, like Romero Britto and Ferdie Pacheco, who graciously volunteered their time and talent to paint with her. “Every year, I create posters from the artwork, including my own, and sell them with 100% of the proceeds benefiting charity. At one Komen event, we calculated we sold ten $1 posters per minute for 5 hours straight at the Team Love Lexi tent".

"When I came up with my Love Lexi Fund slogan, “Be Creative, Be Inspiring, Be Caring,” my mom asked, “why don’t you say “Be Inspired”? But I would never ask someone to be inspired by me. I want to challenge everyone else to be an inspiration". Love Lexi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops & Lectures ( And many more ) 

 

 

Microsoft - "Music Maker"

In this exciting workshop you will have 16 virtual pads with a loop feature plus 30 pre-programmed sets for music genres such as Hip Hop, Trap and Techno - even jazz. Each pad features a drum, melody, or bass loop that you can combine in which any creative way you want.

 

 

Microsoft - "Computer Movie Making" 

Create home movies and slide shows on your computer, complete with professional-looking titles, transitions, effects, music, and even narration.  And when you're ready, you can use Windows Movie Maker to publish your movie and share it with your friends and family.

 

 

Miami-Dade Police Department - “CSI Finger Prints: Brushes & Power Solve The Crime”

Learn how the police solve the "who done it" mystery by taking Fingerprints. Did you know that fingerprints are just as unique to a person as a footprint? 

 

Miami-Dade Police Department - “CSI: DNA Gets The Bad Guys”

You have seen it done on popular TV shows...Now learn how the real scientists at one of the world's foremost crime labs use science to fight crime and to keep us all safe.

 

 

 

Midtown Video - "Green Screen Technology: How To Be Anywhere Anytime"

Learn how movies are made using technology and the TriCaster to go on Virtual Location Sets to enhance the movie’s production by creating unique environments a camera and green screen technology.

 

 

 

Miami-Dade Fire & Rescue - "Fire & Rescue; Helicopter Pilot"

Kalynn Cresse, Miami’s first female fire rescue helicopter pilot, talks about the real job of saving lives as a helicopter pilot for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Find out what it took for her to get this very cool job?

 

 

United States Coast Guard -  "From SWAB To Pilot" 

LTJG Rebekah Seifer and LTJG Amanda Robinson, both Aviation Pilot Officers from the U.S. Coast Guard, share true stories of their journey from the GC Academy Cadet days, to Flight School, graduation and being commissioned - finally becoming co-pilots at Air Station in Miami in this interactive workshop.

 

 

 

 

FIU: International Forensic Research Institute - "Dogs, DNA, & Discovery"

Dr. DeEtta Mills, PhD, Director of Forensic DNA Profiling Facility at FIU, will discuss the newest uses of DNA including using dogs to do the 'nose-on' investigations. Learn how to get a dog to become a real live detective.

 

 

 

FIU: International Forensic Research Institute - "Hollywood CSI To Real-Life Forensic Science"

Attendees will experience Up-Close Demonstrations of the exciting scientific forensic machines we see used on popular CSI Miami and NCSI TV shows and tour their outstanding DNA Labs. The International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) serves local and national law enforcement efforts in the application of scientific principles to the administration of justice. The institute's mission is to conduct original research in forensic science and utilize technologies from other scientific disciplines for use in forensic applications. Providing scientific expertise to the law enforcement and legal community is paramount, as well as continuing educational and advanced training to practicing scientists.

 

 

 

 

Stocker AstroScience Center - "Star Trek: Today The Classroom, Next Stop The Galaxy"

Dr. Jim Webb will talk about television's famed space program and the movie franchise that followed.  He will also highlight its significance to science education and its appeal to Geeki people!  He'll point out the things they got right, things they got wrong, and the underlying philosophy of travelling to the stars.  Becoming a cosmic civilization is our only chance for long-term survival.

 

 

 

Local 10 Weather Team - "Green Screen Technology: How To Be a TV Meteorologist" 

Betty Davis will share a day in the life of what it means to be a chief certified meteorologist. Experience what it's like to broadcast the weather on one of the most major news stations in our local community.