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August 2020

Science Matters Lunch & Learn: Show Me Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Many consider Frank Lloyd Wright to be America’s greatest architect. His “organic architecture” helped popularize open floor plans, light-filled rooms, and connections to nature, all still in demand today. In Missouri, Wright worked with forward-thinking families to design four unique houses; he also butted heads with building authorities while constructing a controversial church. Who were these Missourians on the cutting edge of architectural design, and why do Wright’s creations remain relevant nearly sixty years after his death? This talk will help you see Missouri’s buildings with new eyes.

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A Deeper Dive: Privacy in the Digital Age

August 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Library’s Deeper Dive programs are three-part courses that take an in-depth look into important science topics. This series will focus on Internet privacy: Is there a natural right to privacy? What are we talking about when we talk about privacy? And how do new technologies lead to new challenges? We’ll examine data mining, facial recognition, the commodification of data, surveillance as a business model, and what the individual can do.  

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Making Space: Pioneering Women in Aerospace

August 25, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of 19th amendment’s ratification. To acknowledge this important anniversary, discover the untold story of women in aviation and space exploration.

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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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