A native Californian, Brent is "temporarily" out of state for school while working on a PhD in Neuroscience. He started his college education with the idea of doing computer science and mathematics, detoured through physics and criminal justice, and eventually ended up with a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences and psychology, as well as a master's degree in Neuroimaging and Informatics. He's worked as a software engineer and conformance standards specialist, an accountant, tutor for those with special needs, audio engineer and a stage hand among other odd jobs. He has regularly been described as an endless font of useless trivia. He's been a science fiction fan since being introduced to it at six by his mother and has continued reading since. He has helped contribute to multiple scripts and films from world building, plot development through science advising. In his munificent spare time as a graduate student (Haha!) he spends most of his free time reading and writing snippets that he swears one day he will get back to trying to finish.
Dr. Robert Hampson will moderate this roundtable discussion of doctors, trainers and family members discussing effects and stories of their loved ones, patients, co-workers, and team-mates who have suffered from TBI and/or PTSD. Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress affect more than just the military, athletes and accident victims who receive the injury; they also affect those people closest to the them.
Bart Kemper moderates this panel on Terminal Ballistics (also referred to as wound ballistics) Engineers on the panel will talk physics, bullet calib,ers, shapes, deformation, etc. while the medical folks will talk about the effects on the human body.
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.