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Academy of Science – St. Louis

April 2021

Why are Chemical Contaminants Produced During Hydraulic Fracturing?

Wednesday, April 14 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Zoom link to join sent with confirmation email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Kimberly Parker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Energy, Environmental, & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Environmental engineer, Kimberly Parker, shares how her research group applied their expertise in environmental chemistry to understand how chemical contaminants are produced underground during hydraulic fracking and what might be done to avoid them.

Why are Chemical Contaminants Produced During Hydraulic Fracturing? is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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Mysteries of the Moon: What We Still Don’t Know and What We’ll Achieve With Artemis

Thursday, April 22 @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Zoom link to join sent with confirmation email immediately after registering..

Featured Speaker: Jeff Gillis-Davis, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis and the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences; Principal Investigator, The Interdisciplinary Consortium for Evaluating Volatile Origins (ICE Five-O), NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)

How did Earth get its Moon? Why does its surface brightness vary? We’ve been to the Moon, why should we go back? For 50 years or more, people have asked these questions. Data and samples from the Apollo missions helped solve many of these mysteries. However, there are still questions that have been left unanswered—and even many more that arose as a result of the Apollo samples and subsequent robotic mission to the Moon. Astronomer and physicist, Jeffrey Gillis-Davis, presents some of these novel questions and describes how he and faculty at Washington University perform research to answer them.

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Teen Science Cafe: Conservation Medicine/One Health

Monday, April 26 @ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

Mark your Calendar and Stay Tuned! More information and registration coming soon!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. FREE and OPEN to all middle and high school students in grades 6-12! General registration and pre-registration for Junior Academy members coming soon!

THE SCIENTISTS

Sharon L. Deem, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM; Director, Institute for Conservation Medicine; Director, WildCare Institute Center for Chelonian Conservation, Saint Louis Zoo; Academy of Science – St. Louis Fellow; 2017 recipient, Academy of Science – St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Trustees Award

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Keri Lammering, Education Liaison, Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine

Conservation Medicine/One Health is a Gateway Teen Science Cafe Event of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis presented in partnership with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science and the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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May 2021

Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America

Wednesday, May 12 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Zoom link to join sent with confirmation email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Rebecca J. Lester, Ph.D., Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis; and author, Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America; recipient, 2020 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing

St. Louis-based anthropologist and therapist Rebecca Lester takes us inside a private eating disorders clinic to explore why treatments so often fail, and what to do about it.

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