Future Telling: Imagining and Creating a Better World
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Andy Weir (best-selling author of The Martian and Artemis) and researchers from Argonne National Laboratory explore how storytelling fuels creativity and spurs innovation. The researchers in energy storage, nanotechnology, and supercomputing join Andy Weir and NIU STEM Read Director Gillian King-Cargile on stage to share their origin stories, their paths to STEM, and their advice for the next generation of innovators. From 6-6:30 p.m. is Welcome and Conversation with Andy Weir; 6:30 7 p.m. is Artemis-Play NIU STEM Read's game based on the book; 7-7:45 p.m. to meet the Researchers and Panel Discussion; 7:45-8 p.m. for Q&A.