Dinosaurs and aliens under microscope at STEM 2015

Alien worlds, meat-eating dinosaurs, interstellar travel, drone technology and lionfish are some of the diverse topics under discussion at the Science Technology Engineering and Math conference, starting Tuesday. 

Stephon Alexander, a professor at New Hampshire’s Dartmouth college and a National Geographic Explorer, will give the keynote speech to open the conference at the University College of the Cayman Islands.  

Dr. Alexander, a theoretical physicist who specializes in cosmology, particle physics and quantum gravity, will also speak about his work during the conference on Wednesday. 

Also on Wednesday, Ed Guinan, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics, will speak on the possibilities of interstellar travel.  

Francois Therrien, curator of Dinosaur Paleoecology at Canada’s Royal Tyrrell, Museum will speak later on Wednesday on “lean, mean killing machines” – a look at the paleobiology of meat-eating dinosaurs. 

All talks are free and open to the public. Tuesday’s opening ceremony starts at 6 p.m. The full schedule can be seen at www.stem.ky

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