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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Scientists Set to Speak Science in Springfield

Story Contact(s):
Christian Basi, BasiC@missouri.edu, 573-882-4430

WHAT:  As part of the “Science Talks to You” series, researchers and science administrators from the University of Missouri will visit with the general public and elementary and high school students in Springfield to discuss how science research from MU impacts their lives. The theme of this visit is “Alternative Energy Sources.”

Mizzou scientists will speak at several locations, including the Springfield public library, Kickapoo High School and the Discovery Center over two days.

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Rob Duncan, MU vice chancellor for research
  • Anna Waldron, director of the Office of Science Outreach at MU
  • Judy Wall, professor of biochemistry in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

WHEN: Monday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 18. For details, please see the attached schedule.

WHERE:  Please see the schedule below for specific location information.

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Science Talks to You

May 17-18

Schedule

Monday, May 17

4 – 5 p.m. Hands-on science for 4-H youth and families Location: 4-H Center

6 – 8 p.m. “Alternative Energy Sources: Microbial Contributions, Real and Imagined!”

Speakers: Rob Duncan, vice chancellor for research; Judy Wall, professor of biochemistry

Location: Trolley’s Bar and Grill – Level 2107 Park Central Square.

Tuesday, May 18

9 a.m. “Alternative Energy Sources: Microbial Contributions, Real and Imagined!”

Speakers: Rob Duncan, vice chancellor for research; Judy Wall, professor of biochemistry

Location: Library Center – 4653 S. Campbell

10 a.m. – noon Hands-on science for 4-H youth, families and general public

Location: Discovery Center – 438 E. Saint Louis St.

11:15 a.m. Career Discussion

Location: Kickapoo High School, 3710 S. Jefferson Ave.

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