Second Saturdays Highlight the Future of Science and Technology

The Linda Hall Library has a full slate of Second Saturday programs to engage our guests in science and technology.

On Feb. 11, the Library will host Gary Davis, architect and Director of Marketing at A. Zahner Company, for “The Intersection of Art and Architecture.” A. Zahner, founded in 1897, has long been known for its metal fabrication, including the use of aerospace engineering of curving facades and applying patented technologies. A. Zahner’s metal fabrication adorns a number of iconic buildings, including the Cooper Union’s New Academic building and September 11 Museum, both in New York City, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum in East Lansing, Mich. Davis will discuss, among other things, collaborations with internationally renowned architects, including Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid.

The March 11 Second Saturday Conversation, “Science Outlook 2017,” offers a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges for science and technology this year and beyond. Library President Lisa Browar will moderate the panel, including Luke Hagedorn, a Polsinelli attorney focusing on energy; Gretchen Ivy, Group Director for HNTB’s Integrated Planning Solutions practice, and Sarah Zanders, PhD, an assistant investigator at Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

The April 8 Second Saturday program is geared for high school students and their parents with “How Do I Become (a Forensic Scientist)?” The event will include a panel of experts in forensic science and provide students and parents an opportunity to talk with area universities offering forensic science-related programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for forensic science technicians is expected to grow by 27 percent over the next seven years, which exceeds the average anticipated growth rate of other professions.