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Unlocking the Potential: Geospatial Science, Open Data, and Their Impact on Science, Democracy, and the Aspirations of Future Innovators

St. Louis County Library - Cliff Cave Branch 5430 Telegraph Rd., St. Louis, MO, United States

St. Louis County Library Cliff Cave Branch
5430 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129, United States + Google Maps

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! REGISTER HERE!

Featured Speaker:
J.S. Onésimo (Ness) Sándoval, Ph.D., Professor of Demography and Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Saint Louis University; Program Director, Public and Social Policy, Director, Saint Louis University MS Program of Sociology

Saint Louis University’s Ness Sándoval delves into the multifaceted role of geospatial science, unraveling its impact on scientific advancements, democratic processes, and the aspirations of using GIScience to improve the human condition. By examining the intersections of geospatial data and open-access information, Professor Sándoval guides the audience through a journey that underscores their pivotal roles in shaping a more informed and connected society, and illustrating how geospatial science and open data foster collaboration, innovation, and informed decision-making. This presentation serves as a beacon for those seeking to comprehend and harness the transformative capabilities of geospatial science and open data in the pursuit of a more connected and enlightened global community.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

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Boomers, Bloomers, and Zoomers: The Space Race Shapes an American Generation

St. Louis County Library - Cliff Cave Branch 5430 Telegraph Rd., 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 Find Out More to register!

Featured Speaker: David Peters, Ph.D., McDonnell Douglas Professor of Engineering and Director of Graduate Studies and the Center for Computational Mechanics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis

This is the story of how the people of the United States, the US Aerospace Industry, and American Universities forged a partnership that began in 19th-century agricultural America and ended in the placement of a man on the moon. It is the story of how the Space Race molded the culture of an entire generation of Americanshow they were educated, where they worked, and how they viewed technology and engineering.

Tales of the Unheard and Unseen: From the Vibrational Songs of Insects to the Bizarre Mating Rituals of Arachnids

St. Louis County Library - Cliff Cave Branch 5430 Telegraph Rd., 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 "Find Out More" to register!

Featured Speaker: Kasey Fowler-Finn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, and Director, Fowler-Finn Lab, Evolutionary Ecology of Arthropods, Saint Louis University

Dive into the depths of the undergrowth, where insects literally buzz with excitement and arachnids perform wild mating dances. Learn through stories of scientific discovery how these creatures converse with vibrations and touch. Through interactive, hands-on activities with the Fowler-Finn Lab, get up close and personal with the creatures that teach us so much about our world!

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Garden Pollinators and Pests: Insect Scavenger Hunt

St. Louis County Library - Cliff Cave Branch 5430 Telegraph Rd., St. Louis, MO, United States

Featured Speaker: Mark Paradise, Research Entomologist, Monsanto Company and Phil Koenig, Lepidopterist, and Missouri coordinator for “Butterflies and Moths of North America” database, www.butterfliesandmoths.org Work with real entomologists (insect scientists) in this mini-BioBlitz to discover beneficial and pesty insects in the library's backyard. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science Members and middle & […]

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