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Keynote Speaker: Mythbuster, Grant Imahara


Grant Imahara
Host: Discovery Channel's Mythbusters Presentation
How to Make Science and Engineering Cool

Location: Main Stage
Date/Time: Thursday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m.

About Grant Imahara

Grant Imahara is one of the hosts of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters. Using a blend of science and fun, they put urban legends to the test, sometimes with explosive results. Since joining the team in January 2005, Grant has tested hundreds of myths, and in the process swam with sharks, shot a merry-go-round with a .50 Cal sniper rifle to make it spin, hung from the skids of a helicopter, fired cheese out of a cannon into the San Francisco Bay, allowed 25 tarantulas to crawl on his head, dropped a BMW from an aircraft, sliced a car in half using a rocket sled and destroyed so many cars he's stopped counting, and built many, many robots, all in the name of science.

Before Mythbusters, Grant spent nine years in special effects as an animatronics engineer and modelmaker for George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic. He worked on numerous blockbusters including the Matrix sequels, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, and Star Wars: Episodes 1-3 (although he is NOT responsible for Jar Jar). He put the lights in R2-D2's dome and gave the Energizer Bunny his beat. He created the often rude and irreverent robot skeleton sidekick for late night talk show host Craig Ferguson.

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  • John F.

    Steve Welch and I are in room 219 upstairs

    March 6, 2014

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