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July 2020

Science Headlines: The Future of Commercial Spaceflight

July 7, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Phil McAlister from NASA Headquarters for an insider’s look at the partnerships between the space agency and private companies and what it means for future low-earth orbit and deep-space missions.

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Second Saturday Conversation: Replication, Education, and Open Science

July 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Jordan Wagge, Associate Professor of Psychology at Avila University, will discuss the open science framework and how it is driving better science, particularly in the field of psychology, which has been particularly impacted by the replication crisis. She will also explore the shift toward larger distributed lab networks and how students and educators can get involved in the advancement of science.

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Science Matters Lunch & Learn: Behind the Scenes at the Kansas City Zoo

July 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Kansas City Zoo CEO Randy Wisthoff for a behind the scenes look at the role of zoos in scientific research and conservation efforts and learn how zoos have responded to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Science Trivia Night

July 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you an astronomy aficionado, biology buff, or physics fanatic? Put your scientific knowledge to the test at the Linda Hall Library’s Science Trivia Night! Tune in on Zoom for an evening of fun and challenging questions inspired by the Library’s collections.

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How Do I Become a Forensic Scientist?

July 24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you a high school or college student thinking about a career as a crime scene investigator or forensic scientist? Do you want to know what the real CSI is like? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from forensic scientist Lindsey Schissel from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Crime Lab.

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