Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability

Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability is a three-part virtual forum that will provide a multidisciplinary approach to the exploration of water management issues, connecting complex issues of vital importance to Kansas City, the region, and, indeed, the world. The keynote speaker is leading authority and prolific author on international water issues, Sandra Postel who has been hailed for her “inspiring, innovative and practical approach” to promoting the preservation and sustainable use of freshwater.

The Seasonal Curse of Artificial Intelligence

Current generation machine learning and pattern recognition algorithms have made impressive leaps in performance across application domains by exploiting correlations in Big Data. As we identify weaknesses and limitations in current AI, will we once again fall victim to the seasonal curse of AI?

How Do I Become a Forensic Scientist?

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.

Second Saturday Conversation: Replication, Education, and Open Science

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.