2013 California Science Education Conference Awards Breakfast
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Awards Breakfast

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Seating for this event is limited and a ticket is required to attend. Your ticket will include a hot breakfast and the presentation (more information below). Tickets are $30 and are available to conference registrants and their guests only. Purchase a ticket for this event along with your registration, or if you have already registered you may add a ticket for this event online or by contacting the CSTA office. This event is sure to sell out quickly, so purchase your ticket today!

CSTA is pleased to announce that Hollywood Animation Science Consultant (and biology professor at CSU San Bernardino) Stuart Sumida will present during the Awards Breakfast at the 2013 California Science Education Conference. It is not at every CSTA conference where we have a speaker with his or her own IMDb listing! Dr. Sumida will present on Saturday, October 26 during the Awards Breakfast honoring the 2013 Future Science Teacher.

Earth and Life Science, Animation and Art: Intersections That Speak to Our Students' Futures

Stuart Sumida will describe his work as a paleontologist at the intersection of life and earth sciences, and his work at the intersection of the sciences and the arts as an anatomical consultant to animation and digital effects studios. Using his experiences from among the over 50 films on which he has consulted - films such as Lion King, Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon, to Life of Pi - he will demonstrate the powerful connections between the sciences and the arts, and how they can benefit our students.

About Dr. Sumida:

Stuart is the eldest out of 4 children, the only boy. Stuart has always been a highly gifted student, graduating at the top of his class both under and post-grad at UCLA. He has written books on Vertebrate Morphology as well as Palentology, teaching both subjects (and more)at universities in Illinois as well as California and lecturing around the world. Stuart began work at Disney in the 1980s, both uncredited and with various biology departments as an animal anatomy consultant, receiving his first "real credit" with the Lion King. His work has grown to include credits not only with Disney, but Pixar, Dreamworks and a myriad of other production companies. He is currently a professor at California State University, San Bernardino.

Source: IMDb