Did you know that the the world’s foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology is located right here in Kansas City? The Linda Hall Library is located at 51st and Cherry, near the UMKC and Rockhurst campuses. They have regular educational events of interest to Kansas City geeks, and we have some highlights below.
They host the SOCIAL Science series, a young adult event, welcoming those 21 and over to grab a drink, make some new friends, and enjoy a science talk on a fun topic. Events are free and open to the public; however, E-tickets are required.
4/21/16: Aviation- Flying High with Math and Science, featuring local pilot Austin Hunt.
5/5/16: Food Science in Action, featuring Sara Clark, Senior Manager of Food Science and Regulatory Affairs at Russell Stover Candies, with an insiders look at how food science and technology contribute to the food you consume daily.
The Second Saturday Conversations feature interesting sci-tech and engineering speakers and topics in an informal setting. The programs are held in the Auditorium from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.
5/14/16: Of Tribbles and Technology: Star Trek at 50: Join Kansas City-area Star Trek novelists Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore in a discussion on how the imaginings of Star Trek’s creators have shaped our world of today—and given optimism to what lies ahead for us all. They also will share their insights and experiences with the creative process of Star Trek storytelling beyond movies and television. Audience participation will be encouraged.
Know any other events of interest to Kansas City geeks? Feel free to let us know at info[AT]kcgeeks.com!
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