“Scientific Proofs” is a monthly gathering for grownups who like to geek out on science. Each month we have conversations about interesting, sometimes hot-button, science topics led by a variety of area scientists, leaders, and professionals. All events are FREE… minus the food and drinks!

Scientific Proofs is back for 2017 with new topics and a new venue!

We’ve given our monthly science-for-adults program, Scientific Proofs, a serious upgrade. Now held at Mellow Mushroom every month (before trivia), we’re adding great atmosphere, great food, and drink specials for all! The ingredients are simple: a relevant science topic, an expert in the field, you and a bunch of other people who like to geek out on science.

February 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Mellow Mushroom
3922 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Science Fiction Double Feature – Stories from Land to Space

Flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, oh my! How does Louisville know what risks we face? Discover the science behind how Stantec assesses risk related to natural and man-made hazards.
– Presented by:
John Bucher, Hazard Mitigation Planner, Stantec &
Josh Human, Senior Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Consultant, Stantec

For Techshot, Inc., the path to space runs through Gardiner Lane. From the role Kentucky Fried Chicken played in the company’s founding to the otherworldly projects currently underway, get Techshot’s take on humanity’s future exploring the cosmos.
– Presented by:
Rich Boling, Vice President, Techshot, Inc.

About Stantec: We’re active members of the communities we serve. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.
The Stantec community unites more than 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

About Techshot, Inc:
From “Chix in Space” to employing 40 highly skilled STEM professionals, Techshot’s has a three decade old history of using a multidisciplinary approach to develop equipment for spaceflight. Techshot’s payloads are currently launching to the International Space Station aboard commercial “new space” vehicles such as SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon and will soon fly aboard a sub-orbital vehicle (such as Blue Origin’s New Shepard and Virgin Galactic’s Space Ship Two.) Through the depth and range of their experience, Techshot consistently makes innovative and effective solutions to the golden age of spaceflight.



    • January 25 – A Risk Analysis of General Artificial Intelligence, presented Dr. Roman Yampolskiy, Speed School of Engineering and NGS Group, University of Louisville


        • September 13 – The Order of Memory – Olfaction, Meaning, and the Kareth of Incense
          Dr Ian Mutchnick, Pediatric Neurosurgeon
        • October 11 – ‘Curse’ of the Modern Mummy – Learn your ABCDs: aquamation, burial, cremation, and donation. Presented by: Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and Kel McBride the “Lively Death lady” of Clearly Depart.
        • November 8 – Manifest Destiny of the Mind – Human Connectome Project Presented by Teodora Stoica, M.S., Doctoral Fellow

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