Presentations to highlight Project Fibonacci LifeSTREAM symposium Oct. 19

Published Oct 11, 2018 at 4:00pm

Presentations by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and local industries will be part of a Project Fibonacci LifeSTREAM symposium on Oct. 19 from
8 a.m.-noon at The Beeches
Conference Center. LifeSTREAM refers to “Lifelong-learning in Science, Technology, Research, Education, Arts and the Mind,” say organizers.

The public and educators are invited to attend. The foundation said it is the first in a Project Fibonacci LifeSTREAM Symposium Series of one-day professional development events for educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); proponents of STEAM (including arts); other professionals including scientists/engineers, business and community leaders; and the public. Among speakers:

• Rome AFRL Director Col. Timothy Lawrence.

• Al Emondi of DARPA, who will discuss his work on Neural Engineering System Design. He also will separately address Human/Machine Learning and the Brain through his work in Prosthetic Hand Proprioception and Touch Interface.

• Bryant Wysocki and Nathan McDonald of AFRL, whose topic will be work on Neural Development in Children.

• A panel discussion on ““Hire for Character-Train the Rest” and “Summer Jobs Teaching Life Skills.”

Educators interested in attending are encouraged to visit their My Learning Plan and enroll by Oct. 18; professional development credits are available for attending. The public is welcome to attend; registration can be competed online at Lifestream18@eventbrite or at the door. The suggested donation is $15 per person.

The symposium series’ purpose is to enhance the awareness of and educational preparation of students in the region for careers resulting from cutting-edge scientific research and technologies, said the Project Fibonacci Foundation. It provides an opportunity for attendees to meet with researchers and scientists to learn what is happening in the fusion of science, technology, and art/design-based projects to enrich STEM education, the foundation added.