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The Social Lives of Microbes

St. Louis County Library - Natural Bridge Branch 7606 Natural Bridge Road, 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: Fredrik Inglis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, and Principal Investigator, Inglis Lab, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Microbes are social animals. Although single-celled and seemingly not very complex, they have incredibly busy social lives. They talk with each other using chemical signals, perform collective behaviors to move and acquire nutrients, and even engage in toxic warfare. But how and why do these complex interactions evolve in such simple organisms? The research in my lab seeks to better understand the evolution of these interactions and the consequences they have on infection and resistance to antibiotics.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Squishing Rocks to Study Earth’s Interior

St. Louis County Library - Natural Bridge Branch 7606 Natural Bridge Road, 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: Philip Skemer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and Director, Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences; Associate Director, Institute of Materials Science & Engineering (IMSE); Principal Investigator, Rock Deformation Lab, Washington University in St. Louis

Geologist and geophysicist Philip Skemer looks at how rocks can be deformed in the lab and how these experiments are providing new insight into the structure and evolution of Earth and other planets.

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The Chemistry and Physics of Energy Storage Materials at the Nanoscale

St. Louis County Library - Natural Bridge Branch 7606 Natural Bridge Road, 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: Eric Majzoub, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Nanoscience, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Joint Appointment, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Eric Majzoub, introduces the basic ideas behind modern energy storage materials used for transportation and discusses modern approaches for tailoring these materials' properties to meet our growing 21st century needs.

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Incredible Insects: Nature’s Action Heroes

St. Louis County Library - Natural Bridge Branch 7606 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Mark Paradise, Research Entomologist, Monsanto Company

Explore the amazing abilities of insects with real entomologists (insect scientists) and discover the tiny heroes of the animal kingdom.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science Members and middle & high school students. Registration required. Registration open to all middle and high school students. Space is limited.

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