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GENIUS Olympiad, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 – Judges Needed!

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from the TACNY email list and seconded by the indefatigable Mary Eileen Wood – and apologies for the short notice on this one (me, not them). If you’ve available this Wednesday, consider giving your time to a very good cause (and prepare to be amazed. Several CNYO members have judged in the past few years and have always come away feeling a bit better about the future of humanity).


Official brochure – click for a larger view.

The GENIUS Olympiad is an international high school competition about environmental issues. The competition covers the disciplines of Science, Arts (Poster and Photography), Short Film, Creating Writing, Business, and Robotics. We are expecting more than 550 projects from 71 countries and 37 states.

We would like you to serve as a judge for our competition to help us encourage young minds from all over the world. Anyone with a passion for environmental issues and a BS/BA degree in STEM, business, art, music, writing, education, or who is professional in the area of the field may volunteer to be a judge for the appropriate field. As a judge, there is a time commitment of at least three hours per session, in which you are expected to talk to 12-15 students and grade their performance based on judging criteria given to you. For science and art categories, we would like to have you for both morning and afternoon sessions, if possible.

We will provide lunch, refreshments during judging, free parking, and a GENIUS Olympiad T-shirt and mug to judges during the event. More information will be sent via email to those who register a week before the event, but please put our event on your calendar as soon as you register

DETAILS:

* Wednesday, June 14, 2017
* Morning Session: 9-12 AM
* Afternoon Session: 1-4 PM
* SUNY Oswego Campus, Campus Center Arena, Oswego, NY 13126

You are also invited to the International Cultural Festival at 5 pm on the same day after judging. This event is fun and engaging with performances and activities from around the world.

REGISTER:

* If you would like to be a judge for the GENIUS Olympiad, please register on our website.
* Please also feel free to share this e-mail with your friends and colleagues to invite them to join us.

P.S. Creative writing judging will happen before the event by reading writings and also during the event by listening students.

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.

Judges Needed For GENIUS Olympiad – Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from the TACNY email list:

GENIUS Olympiad

We would like you to serve as a judge for GENIUS Olympiad to help us encourage young scientific minds from all over the world. If you would like to be a judge for the GENIUS Olympiad, please register on our website.

The GENIUS Olympiad is an international high school competition about environmental issues. The competition covers the disciplines of Science, Design, Visual and Performing Arts, Creating Writing, and Business. We are expecting more than 500 projects from 66 countries and 31 states (900 participants).

Anyone with a passion for environmental issues and a BS/BA degree in STEM, business, art, or education may volunteer to be a judge for the appropriate field. As a judge, there is a time commitment of at least three hours per session, in which you are expected to talk to 11 students and grade their performance based on judging criteria given to you. We would like to have you for both morning and afternoon sessions, if possible.

We will provide lunch and refreshments during judging, free parking, and a GENIUS Olympiad T-shirt for those who volunteer their time. More information will be sent via email to those who register.

Details:

* Tuesday, June 14, 2016
* Morning Session: 9-12 AM
*Afternoon Session: 1-3.30 pm
* SUNY Oswego Campus, Campus Center Arena (Science/Art/Design), Oswego, NY 13126

You are also invited to the International Cultural Festival at 5 pm on the same day. This event is fun and engaging with performances and activities from around the world.

If you would like to be a judge for the GENIUS Olympiad, please register on our website. Please feel free to share this e-mail with your friends and colleagues to invite them to join us. We particularly need judges for science, design, and business.

For information:
Dr. Fehmi Damkaci
DIRECTOR, GENIUS Olympiad

phone: (315) 312 2698
fax: (315) 312 5424
www.geniusolympiad.org
www.terraed.org

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “The Robots Are Coming: It’s The End Of The World As We Know It”

Saturday – December 19, 9:30-11:00am

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


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Talk Overview

If you watch movies you may have seen many films about Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) – recent ones include ‘Ex Machina‘, ‘Chappie‘, ‘Terminator Genisys‘ and even ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘. Many of these movies portray an evil A.I. that is trying to take over the world, but is that really our future? This talk will look logically at what we can expect in the future and how machines are likely to change the world we live in … and potentially change us as human beings …

Speaker

Damian Schofield, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Human Computer Interaction Program, State University of New York at Oswego.

Biography

100408_schofield_0004Dr. Schofield obtained a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence many, many years ago – Since then he has continued to teach and research in this field – particularly in the areas of transhumanism and cyborg theatre. Dr. Schofield is currently Director of Human Computer Interaction (Full Professor) at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. He is also currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Forensic Computing at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. Prior to his move to America, Dr. Schofield held the position of the Associate Professor of Computer Games and Digital Media, in the School of Creative Media at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Before his move out to Australia, he was Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, UK and helped manage the prestigious Mixed Reality Laboratory at Nottingham University. Dr. Schofield also remains a director and major shareholder of Aims Solutions Ltd., a UK based company created in 2000, to provide computer graphics visualization services and virtual reality based simulation training products to a wide range of public and private sector organizations. Dr. Schofield also watches a lot of science fiction movies and plays too many computer games.

About TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions between scientists and students 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.