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Sunday, October 30 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Is Scientific/Technological Progress Accelerating or Stagnating?

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How much of the resources devoted to science is well spent? How does word of scientific discoveries get from lab to public?


Lesley L. Smith

By day, Lesley L. Smith is a Ph.D. physicist. By night, she's an M.F.A. author and a founder and editor of the speculative fiction ezine Electric Spec. Her speculative short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues including Analog Science Fiction and Fact. She's published five science fiction novels including The Quantum Cop. She's an active member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.


Aaron Spriggs

Aaron Spriggs is the eldest love child of a couple who eloped and are still happily married. Aaron studies many sciences, including arachnology, cryptozoology, entomology, and zoology. He’s in an active signed band, so technically he’s a rock star. Yes, he’s the living embodiment of Buckaroo Banzai; scientist by day, rock star by night. <hahaha> Aaron also laughs at his own jokes. A lot. You can find him living in Denver... Read More →

Dr. Doug Beason

Dr. Doug Beason has written 16 books, including Ignition, bought by Universal Studios. A Nebula Award finalist, he has written for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Analog, Amazing Stories and Physical Review Letters. A Ph.D. physicist, Doug has been chief scientist of Space Command, associate director of Los Alamos National Lab, served at the White House under both Presidents Bush and Clinton, and worked on a NASA program to send... Read More →

Dr. Tim Slater

Dr. Tim Slater is a professor at the University of Wyoming where he holds the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair for Science Education. A member of the UW Physics and Astronomy Department, he is an expert in education and public outreach in astronomy and space sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in geological sciences, his M.S. in physics and astronomy, and two bachelors’ degrees (science education and physical science... Read More →

Rebecca Lickiss

A passionate reader, Rebecca Lickiss began telling stories at an early age. She finally decided to write them down for publication, since it was better than cleaning house again. Her website at www.lickiss.net is covered with real cobwebs from neglect. Her children recently informed her that to have a real life she must have a presence on the web. So now she's got to go get a life so she can put it on the web. Are you using yours currently?

Sunday October 30, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor