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Towards An Animal Model of Stuttering

Kirkwood High School Keating Theater 801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members, middle and high school students and adults. Parking is free in Kirkwood High School lots.

Featured Speaker: Terra Barnes, Ph.D., Post doc, Washington University in St. Louis

Approximately 15% of people who stutter, do so because one of their genes has a mutation. In fact it can be due to a mutation in one of three genes that are involved in lysosomal enzyme sorting.

We wanted to see if "breaking" the same gene in mice, could cause mice to vocalize abnormally. It turns out mice are vocalizing all the time, just in a frequency so high we can't hear. But how do you tell if a mouse is vocalizing abnormally if you don't speak "mouse"?

I Feed GMOs to My Kids

Kirkwood High School Keating Theater 801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members, middle and high school students and adults. Parking is free in Kirkwood High School lots.

Featured Speaker: Barrett Foat, Ph.D., Data Analytics Team Lead, Technology/Biotechnology/Trait Design and Science/Genomics & Data Science, Monsanto Company

“You work where?” I get that question a lot. Thus, I have had a lot of experiences with friends and family asking me pointed questions about genetically modified crops, yet still leaving the conversation thinking that I am a good person. I will share those same insights with you. I will also share my experiences working with the people who are helping farmers keep the world fed for another century and my career path for how I came to work with them.

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Out of the Dark and into the Cold: Exploring the Outer Solar System in the 21st Century

Kirkwood High School Keating Theater 801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members, middle and high school students and adults. Parking is free in Kirkwood High School lots.

Featured Speaker: William B. McKinnon, Ph.D., Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences,
Washington University in St. Louis; NASA New Horizons Mission Co-Investigator, GGI Deputy Team Lead, Pluto Underground

Meet and hear from one of the co-investigators of the NASA New Horizons Mission and historic Pluto fly-by!

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Aviation Revolution: Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Kirkwood High School Keating Theater 801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members, middle and high school students and adults. Parking is free in Kirkwood High School lots.

Featured Speaker: Damon Lercel, Ph.D., Program Director and Assistant Research Professor, Center for Aviation Safety Research, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University

Join Parks College Center for Aviation Safety Research Program Director, Dr. Damon Lercel, for an introduction to remotely piloted technologies, insight into the future of aviation and a fascinating exploration of the opportunities on the horizon.

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The Connection Between Brains and Machines Will Change Everything

Kirkwood High School Keating Theater 801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members, middle and high school students and adults. Parking is free in Kirkwood High School lots. Lecture and Book Signing with Eric Leuthardt, M.D., Director of the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology at Washington University in St. Louis; 2007 Academy of Science - St. […]

Adventures in the Hot Zone: Studying Ebola, Smallpox, Anthrax, and other Deadly Infectious Diseases

Kirkwood High School Keating Theater 801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Registration is not required. Middle and high school students welcome!

Featured Speaker: Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC Director of the Institute for Biosecurity, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University

Microorganisms that cause infectious diseases are invisible, often deadly, and can result in massive outbreaks that span the globe. Professionals who study infectious diseases are at the forefront of scientific discovery and potentially at risk from these pathogenic agents. Little is known about many existing pathogens, such as Ebola, and new emerging infectious diseases are identified every year.

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3D Printing: How You Can Be Part of the Next Frontier in Manufacturing

Kirkwood High School Keating Theater 801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend.

Featured Speaker: Alex Madinger, mechanical engineer (BS) in-training, entrepreneur

From craft items at home to metal jet engine parts, from jewelry to medical implants, 3D printing is changing the way we make things. Not only are we cutting the high price for innovative prototypes, we are now able to make complex objects that were downright impossible with traditional manufacturing. Best of all, it's available to you. Come learn how to access 3D printers online and how to learn the skills you'll need to make nearly anything.

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