Science on Tap: Technology for Exploration

We’re exploring the space where science and culture intersect, and we’re doing it over drinks. 

jaskolski headshotGrab a brew and pull up a chair for Science on Tap with Corey Jaskolski!

Date and Time

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00 p.m. social hour, 7:00 p.m. lecture


Cost

$5 members, $10 non-member
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Details

Corey Jaskolski - Founder of the non-profit Digital Preservation Project, inventor, engineer, National Geographic Fellow, magazine photographer, AR and VR developer, and explorer

Corey  builds new technologies for exploring the world’s most amazing natural and cultural places. His “day job” includes things like scuba diving in the frigid waters of Antarctica, descending 12,500 feet  deep in a three-man sub to explore Titanic, 3D-scanning the skulls of Mayan human sacrifice victims, helicoptering in to remote sites in the Congo during an Ebola outbreak, digitizing the Tomb of Christ, and shark diving. The technologies needed for each of these jobs often doesn’t exist, so Corey uses engineering, creative thinking, and a whole lot of luck to build specialized technical tools top use in these places!  In this presentation,  he will share some of his adventures and behind-the-scenes stories from a life on the edge. 


About the Speaker

Corey Jaskolski is an inventor, engineer, National Geographic Fellow, magazine photographer, AR and VR developer, and an explorer who specializes in creating technologies for some of the most challenging environments on Earth. He has degrees in physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science from MIT. Early in his career, he founded Hydro Technologies, an engineering company that specialized in building sensing and imaging solutions for the world’s toughest environments. Jaskolski is also the founder of the non-profit Digital Preservation Project focused on preserving threatened archaeology through 3D scanning. He holds numerous technology patents. Jaskolski’s work often appears in National Geographic Magazine, online, in various television specials on PBS and the National Geographic Channels, in scientific journals, and in various international magazines. Jaskolski serves as a member of the board of directors at the Milwaukee Public Museum.