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Second Saturday Conversation: “Interweaving Profit with Purpose: The Role of STEAM in Driving a New Business Paradigm”

December 14, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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About Second Saturdays

Second Saturday Conversations feature interesting sci-tech and engineering speakers and topics in an informal setting. The programs are held in the Auditorium or Main Reading Room from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.

The exhibition galleries and the William N. Deramus III Cosmology Theater are open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Free admission and parking. Reference, research, and circulation services are not available on Second Saturdays.

The lecture

As the industrial age wanes, a new era of innovation is rising…one where business and society are tightly intertwined. Lisa Tamayo, CEO and co-founder of Scollar, Inc., will discuss the role of STEAM in driving the new paradigm of purpose-driven business. She will also explore how Millennials and Gen Z are changing cultural norms with a heightened need for purpose, ethics, and transparency.

The speaker

Lisa Tamayo is CEO and co-founder of Scollar, Inc., bringing over 25 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, business development, and leadership to the company. She was a Co-Founder of Green Building Studio, Inc., which created a SaaS tool and XML schema to condense weeks of architecture and engineering work into mere minutes. Green Building Studio was acquired by Autodesk in 2008. Lisa holds a BA in electronic music and an MBA in sustainable enterprise.

Admission tickets

The gallery talk is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.


The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter. Doors open at 10 a.m.


December 14, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Eric Ward
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