TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “The Science of Scuba Diving”

Saturday – June 20, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY


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12586847-mmmainDon your wet-suits and dive in with Timothy M. Corcoran, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #187566 as he helps us learn about “The Science of Scuba Diving.”

Jump into the science of scuba diving! We will break the surface of this talk with a brief overview of diving, and then sink deeper into factors that a diver must consider when planning a dive and what the limitations are for the recreational diver. Are you familiar with Archimedes’ Law, Boyle’s Law and Henry’s Law, and how they apply to diving? Want to learn more about scuba gear and the purpose of each piece? Did you know that you can dive in Central New York? Take part in the adventure of scuba diving through this hands-on talk, including short videos from our training organization PADI and from actual dive trips.

People interested in learning more about scuba diving are invited to attend the free Junior Cafe presentation on Saturday, June 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Walk-ins are welcome.

Presenters

2015june17_Tim_CorcoranTim is the General Manager of Aquatic World in North Syracuse. Aquatic World (AW) is a 5 Star PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), IDC (Instructor Development Center). AW has been on Business for over 40 years in one form or another. Aquatic World is located in North Syracuse off Taft Rd. and provides training, travel, gear and service to their customers. The AW Travel program is the biggest in Central New York, averaging 6 guided trips per year to locations around the world. AW has 18 instructors and 20 Divemasters. Tim is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. He also functions as a Trip Leader for AW. His wife, Sharon, the Travel Director, and he have been on over 70 dive trips to locations around the world such as Fiji, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea many locations in the Caribbean including Cuba and to the Sea of Cortez. Tim is retired from National Grid in Syracuse, where he worked for 34 years before taking over AW. Tim’s position at National Grid was Director of Data Center Services. He has a BS in Technical Manager from Empire State College and an AAS in Electrical Technology from Canton College.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

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