As part of the Virginia Science Festival, the institute hosted a ‘Science in Science Fiction’ writer and scientist panel on October 7, 2014, Tiffany Trent, VBI communication writer as well as young adult science fiction writer, gathered a panel of four experts to answer a series of questions “devoted to discussing the interconnectivity of science with literature and how the two influence one another,” as the Collegiate Times stated in this article: http://www.collegiatetimes.com/news/article_e0bf09e0-4db0-11e4-95d9-0017a43b2370.html
The four panelists included Angie Smibert, young adult science fiction writer; Dr. Skip Garner, director of VBI’s Medical Informatics and Systems division; and Dr. R. H. Robinson, NSF personnel and writer; as well as Trent.
If you would like to follow the Twitter event, search #SciinSF to read questions and comments.
Panel of Authors & Scientists
Angie Smibert, young adult science fiction author
Dr. Robert Robinson, NSF
Dr. Harold “Skip” Garner, VBI
Moderated by Tiffany Trent
VBI & Young Adult Author