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August 2020

How Do I Become an Inventor and Entrepreneur?

August 28, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you a student thinking about a career as an inventor and entrepreneur? Do you want to know what the real Shark Tank is like? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from inventor Joe Pippins, creator of the Fishing Caddy. 

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September 2020

Science Headlines: COVID-19 Vaccines- Progress Toward Prevention

September 1, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Dr. Barbara Pahud, Infectious Disease Specialist at Children’s Mercy Hospital, to learn about progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine and her work leading Phase 3 clinical trials in Kansas City.

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Second Saturday Conversations: Art and Science: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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

Explore how science and art work together to help us understand and explore the world we live in with science and medical illustrator Mark M. Miller.

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Science Matters Lunch & Learn: Why Prairie Matters: New Relevancies of a Vanishing Landscape

September 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grab your lunch and feed your mind with a program that explores the science of everyday life! This presentation focuses on the history, beauty, and conservation of Missouri’s prairies, and on facets of a new “tallgrass prairie economy,” which uses an ancient ecosystem as a model for new, sustainable landscapes that benefit people in many ways.

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The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution

September 17, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 18th Annual Paul D. Bartlett, Sr. Lecture presented in association with the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Kansas City, the Princeton Alumni Association of Greater Kansas City, and the Yale Club of Kansas City. Harvard biological anthropologist Richard Wrangham will trace the evolutionary histories of humans’ reactive and proactive aggression.

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