Event Title

Advancing Aerospace Through Entertainment & Gaming

Location

Conference Center- Main Hall

Start Date

26-5-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

26-5-2016 10:30 AM

Description

This panel is to discuss how media/social media, science/rocket centers, and game creation competitions are inspiring/facilitating the development of the next generation of engineers and launch operators with skills that will be needed as Florida’s need for hi-tech workers increases.

Top Three Takeaways

  1. Jules Vern played an important role in providing the inspiration to Robert Goddard and Werhner von Braun. Buck Rogers, A Space Odyssey, and Star Trek & Star Wars have provided the motivation for most of today’s aging space workforce. The Millennials have a new round of Star Wars, Star Treks and ‘The Martian’, but how will we keep them, and post-Millennials engaged to continue the journey?
  2. As the Central Florida role in aerospace transforms into the middle of the 21st Century, the requirements for a robust and skilled workforce will demand an ever more proactive approach by the region. Incorporating existing capabilities in Modeling & Simulation, Life Sciences, Game Development, Advanced Manufacturing, and others will all need to be assimilated into a vigorous talent pool.
  3. The human econosphere is beginning to establish itself beyond earth, and the desire for personal wealth accumulation, which has inspired American’s for centuries, can be a driving force in space exploration. The opportunity to harvest trillions in platinum as an example. Some kids may want to grow up to be astronauts, some may want to become the first trillionaire. How do we harness that motivation?

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Advancing Aerospace Through Entertainment & Gaming

Conference Center- Main Hall

This panel is to discuss how media/social media, science/rocket centers, and game creation competitions are inspiring/facilitating the development of the next generation of engineers and launch operators with skills that will be needed as Florida’s need for hi-tech workers increases.