TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: Two Talks From Intel International Science & Engineering Fair Finalists

Saturday – December 17, 9:30-11:00am

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


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Lectures:

Talk 1:TESLA: Glimpse Of Your Future Car”
Talk 2: “Learn How To Code And Use Your Skills To Develop A Successful Project And Business”

Please RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org.

Speakers:

Talk 1 – Andrew Park, High School Senior, Manlius Pebble Hill
Talk 2 – Alexander Wulff, High School Senior, Skaneateles High School

Talk Overviews:

Talk 1 – After the recent reveal of TESLA’s Model 3, we got a quick glance to the future of the automobile industry. With more than 400,000 pre-orders, TESLA’s Model 3 shows that the world is finally realizing that electric cars are simply “better” than gasoline cars. Explore the fascinating nature of electric cars and why you want it as your first car!

Talk 2 – Almost everything in today’s world relies upon a few hundred to millions of lines of code in one of hundreds of different programming languages; you can start programming with just a web browser! Learn how Alex used programming to start a successful website and mobile application development business, and to create award-winning electronics projects, and how you can do the same!

Biographies:

Andrew Park is part of National Honor Society, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Golf, Math League, and Science Olympiad, and plays 1st Clarinet for Wind Ensemble. Outside of school, Andrew is a student editor for the Korea Daily Newspaper. Andrew received the Intel ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) Finalist Award, the IEEE Award, and Highest Honors at the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair (CNYSEF). Andrew also created a history documentary, and was selected as a National History Day Finalist after receiving Second Place at New York State History Day and First Place at Central New York History Day. Andrew’s favorite hobbies are watching Parks and Recreation and riding his bicycle.

Alex Wulff’s passions lie in electronics and software. While recovering from a soccer injury, Alex began to experiment with the creation of electronics on the Arduino platform. Since then, Alex’ output ranges from interactive door locks to wearable assistive devices for the blind, which won the Intel ISEF Finalist Award at the CNYSEF, and a fourth place award at the Intel ISEF in 2015. In 2016, Alex created smart embedded cast-monitoring devices that can predict the onset of complications in orthopedic casts and splints, which again won him the grand prize at the CNYSEF and a fourth place award at ISEF. Alex’s business, Conifer Apps, owns, operates, and maintains multiple websites as well as 13 mobile apps on the iOS App Store.

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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