Events

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Jun
11
Mon
Mysteries Below Ground @ Tallahassee Museum
Jun 11 – Dec 31 all-day
Mysteries Below Ground @ Tallahassee Museum | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

In the first comprehensive and complete exhibit of its kind, Mysteries Below Ground: The Architecture of Ant Nests explores the intricate workings of 25 underground ant nests. This exhibit will reveal the enormous range of size and complexity of ant nest structure and reflects the range of scales in which ants live their lives. The exhibit also dives into Dr. Walter Tschinkel’s method of metal casting and the ways in which metal casting reveals a complete, precise and detailed version of ant nest architecture. Dr. Tschinkel’s casts have been featured in 16 museums around the world, from Paris to Hong Kong, including two casts at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This exhibit will only be here until December 31, 2018, so don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity.

Oct
16
Tue
ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF DEEP LEARNING– RAZOR Lecture Series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm
ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF DEEP LEARNING– RAZOR Lecture Series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Simon Foo, Ph.D. | Professor and Chair | Electrical and Computer Engineering | FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
This talk discusses challenging engineering problems and some possible solutions using machine intelligence. For example, with the recent advances in machine learning such as deep learning, it is now possible for autonomous vehicles or self-driving cars to have real-time detection and recognition of pedestrians, animals, obstructions as well as other vehicles. The same technology could be used in other engineering applications requiring object detection and pattern recognition.
Simon Y. Foo, Ph.D., is a tenured Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Florida A&M University and Florida State University. He is the former ECE department Chair from 2010 to 2018. His research contributions have been in the areas of computational intelligence especially neural networks, genetic algorithms, and fuzzy logic. His current research focuses on real-time object detection and recognition using deep learning. He is also active in research on photovoltaics, particularly high-efficiency multi-junction III-V compound solar cells and perovskite-based polymer solar cells. Dr. Foo has authored or co-authored over 100 refereed technical papers, was awarded a patent on high efficiency multi-junction solar cells, and contributed to two book chapters. He has also graduated more than 30 MS and PhD students. He is the Principal Investigator of at least 20 funded research projects with total funding of over 3 million dollars. His primary research sponsors include the National Security Agency, National Science Foundation, U. S. Air Force, Boeing Aircraft Company, and the Florida Department of Transportation. He has served as a technical advisor to Airbus in the area of real-time fire detection in aircraft cargo bays. He has won several awards such as the “Engineering Research Awards” (twice) from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tau Beta Pi “Teacher of the Year” award, and “Best Paper” awards. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society.

Oct
20
Sat
Kid’s Free Day at the Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

clc kids free dayThe third Saturday of every month is Kid’s Free Day at the CLC! At 10:30am, please join us for Interactive activities, science demonstrations, and a FREE IMAX OR Planetarium show for kids 12 and under (with a paying adult). These activities may include a Chemistry Magic Show presented by members of Alpha Chi Sigma, FSU’s professional chemistry fraternity, a presentation by the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and/or presentations by CLC education staff.

Oct
27
Sat
SCIturday at the Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Every Saturday is SCIturday at the Challenger Learning Center! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month as we offer the brand new science series called SCIturdays.

Visit www.ChallengerTLH.com to register or for more information.

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Sciturdays: LEGO! Space Challenge (Ages 9 and Up) @ Challenger Learning Center
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sciturdays: LEGO! Space Challenge (Ages 9 and Up) @ Challenger Learning Center | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Put your robotics skills to the test! Use EV3 robots to conquer challenges unique to space exploration and unexplored planetary bodies. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.

Nov
10
Sat
Sciturdays: Harry Potter Science (Ages 10 and Under) @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sciturdays: Harry Potter Science (Ages 10 and Under) @ Challenger Learning Center | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Explore the world of magic! Watch water disappear before your eyes, concoct different potions and hunt for magical creatures. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.

Nov
17
Sat
Kid’s Free Day at the Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

clc kids free dayThe third Saturday of every month is Kid’s Free Day at the CLC! At 10:30am, please join us for Interactive activities, science demonstrations, and a FREE IMAX OR Planetarium show for kids 12 and under (with a paying adult). These activities may include a Chemistry Magic Show presented by members of Alpha Chi Sigma, FSU’s professional chemistry fraternity, a presentation by the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and/or presentations by CLC education staff.

Nov
20
Tue
PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE: What can we know about future weather? – RAZOR Lecture Series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm
PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE: What can we know about future weather? – RAZOR Lecture Series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Jeffrey Chagnon, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor | Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University
Why is it that tides and eclipses can be predicted accurately years in advance but a weather forecast may be wrong after a few days? Why are we able to predict climate changes decades and centuries in advance when our day-to-day weather forecasts are so often wrong? How are weather and climate forecasts made? What progress have we made and where are we going? How do we make use of powerful computers to make the most reliable forecasts? What are the fundamental limits on the reliability of those forecasts? This lecture will tackle all of these questions lying at the heart of modern day weather and climate prediction. It will be demonstrated how the intersection between theory and practice leads both to exciting technological advances as well as a deeper understanding of our natural world.
Dr. Jeffrey Chagnon is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Florida State University where he lectures and conducts research on the dynamics and predictability of weather and climate. Originally from Long Island, NY, he received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University and was a research fellow at the University of Reading, UK prior to his move to Tallahassee.

Nov
24
Sat
SCIturday at the Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Every Saturday is SCIturday at the Challenger Learning Center! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month as we offer the brand new science series called SCIturdays.

Visit www.ChallengerTLH.com to register or for more information.

Learn More

Sciturdays: Minecraft Mechanics @ Challenger Learning Center
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sciturdays: Minecraft Mechanics @ Challenger Learning Center | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Master Minecraft! Use science, technology, engineering and mathematics to design, program and complete practical use machinery in the game. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.

Dec
8
Sat
Sciturdays: Asteroid Explorers (Ages 10 and Under) @ Challenger Learning Center
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sciturdays: Asteroid Explorers (Ages 10 and Under) @ Challenger Learning Center | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Travel to Asteroid Bennu! NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is approaching Bennu in advance of its arrival in December. Board the spacecraft simulator, collect a sample and build a model of the Atlas V rocket. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.

Dec
15
Sat
Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour departs from Cascades Park
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour departs from Cascades Park | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Follow the amazing underground journey of our precious water “blue gold” with Florida springs expert, Jim Stevenson. This fascinating behind-the-scenes tour traces the journey southward from Tallahassee through one of the longest and deepest cave systems in the world to Wakulla Springs. Peer into our underground aquifer though pristine sinkholes not accessible to the general public. This is a journey to Florida’s largest spring that everyone who lives in our beautiful Big Bend region should experience! Car caravan/walking tour departs from Cascades Park with 7 stops of interest along the way to Wakulla Springs State Park. Tour proceeds benefit two local non-profit organizations working to protect Wakulla Springs. $18 per person. $10 students. Spaces limited. 8AM-Noon. Registration required @ www.PalmettoExpeditions.com or 850-926-3376.

Kid’s Free Day at the Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

clc kids free dayThe third Saturday of every month is Kid’s Free Day at the CLC! At 10:30am, please join us for Interactive activities, science demonstrations, and a FREE IMAX OR Planetarium show for kids 12 and under (with a paying adult). These activities may include a Chemistry Magic Show presented by members of Alpha Chi Sigma, FSU’s professional chemistry fraternity, a presentation by the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and/or presentations by CLC education staff.

Dec
18
Tue
CRACKING THE COSMIC CODE AND RIDING THE WAVES – RAZOR Lecture series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm