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May 2021

Talking Baseball and Science with Paul DeJong

May 5, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attention students and teachers!! Join the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) and the Linda Hall Library for a chat with MLB star Paul DeJong! DeJong is an all-star starting shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals with a lifelong passion for baseball and learning. Recently, he has conducted science experiments measuring the effects of heat on baseballs. This event is free and will broadcast live on the NLBM Facebook page and YouTube channel. All grade levels welcomed!  We want a lot of questions for Paul in the chat about baseball, school, and science.

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Cancer Moonshot: The Search for a Cure

May 6, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Established in 2016 with strong bipartisan support, the Cancer Moonshot is marshalling resources across the federal government to speed progress in cancer research and to improved cancer prevention. Five years later, is science on the road to prevention and cure?

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“Strat-School! Featuring Strat-o-Matic: Learn Math Skills Using the Classic Fantasy Baseball Game

May 10, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A live, virtual program for the entire family!

Join the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Linda Hall Library, and our partners at Strat-o-Matic Baseball for “STRAT-SCHOOL,” teaching you the ins and outs of this popular board game. For 60 years, Strat-o-Matic has offered sports game simulations using math and probability tables. It is the original fantasy sports game simulation, starting with baseball. Learn the history of the game and how it can help sharpen your math skills.

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Science Matters Lunch and Learn: From Flyover State to Travel Hub – New KCI Single Terminal Hits the Halfway Mark

May 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jade Liska, Deputy Director of the Kansas City Aviation Department’s Planning and Engineering Division, will discuss the progress that has been made to the new single terminal design at KCI Airport and what kind of experience travelers can expect after it is completed.

Presented in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library.

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June 2021

Changing the Game: The Statistical Analysis of Sports

June 10, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A panel of analytics professionals from the NFL, NBA, and MLB for a discussion on the impact of data-driven decision making in our favorite pastimes.

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