No Science Cafe in December
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
7 - 8 p.m.
Science Misconceptions & Naive Physics: "What color is it, anyway?"
Speaker: Bryan Kent Wallace, Director of Physics Laboratories, Fisk University
We all know some things are "just what they are": The Earth orbits the Sun, there are deep blue seas, and the sky is blue. Well, not exactly! They say fact is sometimes stranger than fiction. Sometimes truth is more fascinating than our misconceptions about the Universe and the world we live in. Join us as we look at some things we grew up knowing to be true, but aren't exactly what we think.
Mr. Wallace currently serves as a physics faculty member and is the Director of Physics Laboratories at Fisk University. He is also Primary Investigator for Fisk University’s Rocket Science Program, entitled Altitude Achievement Missile Team (F.A.A.M.T). He engages in extensive work pipelining university students in to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers as well as engaging in mentoring programs aimed at building self-efficacy in under-represented populations in K-12.