The Jacksonville Science Festival Non- Discrimination Statement:
The Jacksonville Science Festival does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, martial status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients.
Karen Peterman Consulting
BIE Project Inquiry Based Learning
St Johns County Audubon
Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society
Contributors To Jacksonville Science Festival
Jacksonville’s “Hands On” Children’s Museum
Natural Life Music And Arts Festival
Ripley’s ”Believe It Or Not” Museum
Alligator Farm And Zoological Park
Catty Shack Ranch
Dr. Katelyn Bruno, PhD
What contribution do you hope to provide: I am a Post Doctoral fellow at Mayo Clinic in Cardiovascular Diseases. I received my PhD from Johns Hopkins University in Environmental Health Sciences. I study a disease call myocarditis which is inflammation of the heart muscle that occurs after a viral infection such as the flu.
Prof. John Hewitt
Univ. of North Florida
What contributions do you hope to provide: Astronomy. Last year we had fun with solar observing.
Dr. Nisha Durand
Clinical and Translational Scientist, Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida.
MOSH Planetary Director
Duval Soil & Water Conservation District
Professor Chris Kelso
What contributions do you hope to provide: I am a particle astrophysicist that studies dark matter. I hope to provide my guidance and expertise to help spark a passion for science among our younger generation.
Professor John Vail
What contributions do you hope to provide: Would like to help generate interest in STEM – specifically technology, Information Security, and virtualization.
Professor Tammy L Cherry
What contributions do you hope to provide: I teach written communications at FSCJ, a part of which is information literacy and the selection, integration, and documentation of credible sources.
Dr. Elaina Lommason
What contributions do you hope to provide: My primary areas of expertise are in literature and writing. I also have expertise in science/literature interrelationships. In addition to my Ph.D., I have bachelor’s degrees in both literature and environmental science. I can mentor students, provide help with checking for validity and accuracy, help with booth development, and overall help students create and maintain academic interest in a variety of ways.
Dr. Bryan G. Spohn, Ph.D
What contributions do you hope to provide: I would like to help a student who is doing a science fair project, or a student who needs some encouragement/mentoring in the sciences.
Professor Michael Nuetzel, Graphic Design
What contributions do you hope to provide: Graphic design support in the visual presentation and interpretation of topic areas.
Dr. Dianne Fair
What contributions do you hope to provide: I teach biology, chemistry, genetics and microbiology. I would also be interested in mentoring students for TED talks as I am now a TEDX FSCJ speaker.
Professor Michael Cottrell
What contributions do you hope to provide: I can offer technical and aesthetic design help and model building/prototyping for projects using 3-d printing. I have a depth of knowledge in areas of art, ceramics, sculpture, metal casting, welding, digital modeling, and 3-d scanning/printing.
Professor Ivetta Abramyan
What contributions do you hope to provide: Area of expertise is Earth Sciences, specifically meteorology and oceanography
Mr. Sam Turley
Solar System Ambassador and HCI Graduate Student
NASA / DePaul University
What contribution do you hope to provide: I am a NASA Solar System Ambassador with a passionate for space and a graduate student in Human-Computer Interaction.
Dr. Elaina G Lommason, Ph.D., Director of Academic Engagement
Florida State College at Jacksonville
What contribution do you hope to provide: Writing/composition, English literature, Science/literature interrelationships
Northeast Florida Astronomical Society
Dr. Jeremy Stalker
A Psychology professor and Graduate Program Director at the University of North Florida.
Areas of Expertise
- Theory of Working Memory
- Working Memory in Education
- Working Memory and Mental Health