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What Can the Past Tell Us About the Future of Climate Change?

St. Louis County Library - Headquarters 1640 S Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO

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: Tristam Kidder, Ph.D., Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor of Anthropology and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Professor of Environmental Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Climates have changed, are changing, and will change in the future, but today humans are accelerating the pace of these changes. Washington University Anthropology Department Chair and Environmental Studies Professor, Dr. Tristam Kidder, uses archaeological and environmental information from ancient China to show how people in the past responded to climate changes and what these responses can tell us about the challenges we face with changing climates today.

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(Mis)fortunes of The Genome: Good and Bad Genes for Your Heart

St. Louis County Library - Headquarters 1640 S Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO

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: Nathan Stitziel, M.D. Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics; Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Genetics, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Washington University cardiologist and human geneticist Nathan Stitziel studies the inherited basis of cardiovascular disease. Learn more about how DNA changes can confer risk or protection from heart attacks and how studying DNA can lead to new drugs for preventing disease.

Heart-healthy refreshments provided!

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(Mis)fortunes of The Genome is an Evenings on Genetics and Genomics Series Community Event of The Academy of Science - St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and the Children's Discovery Institute of St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems for Food and Water Security in a Changing Climate

St. Louis County Library - Headquarters 1640 S Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO

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: Abuduwasiti Wulamu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, and Remote Sensing Lab, Saint Louis University

Associate professor of remote sensing at Saint Louis University, Wasit Wulamu, Ph.D., presents example projects of how data collected from sensors integrated with unmanned aerial systems can be used to address food and water security issues in a changing climate.

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Made to Order: Applications for 3D Printing and Modeling in Medicine

St. Louis County Library - Headquarters 1640 S Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO

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.

A fascinating look at the medical applications for 3D printing and the work of Washington University's Nick Thompson and team to customize affordable anatomical structures for kids in, "Made to Order."

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