Public Lectures for Non-Scientists

Kirksville Chapter of Sigma Xi

Science and technology impacts every aspect of our lives.  It is important, therefore, that everyone has at least a basic understanding of science.  This is particularly true in a democracy where all citizens have a voice in formulating society's laws and priorities.  In order to increase our community's awareness of current scientific topics, the Kirksville Chapter of Sigma Xi sponsors non-technical talks which are intended for adults (and high-school students) who do not have a background in science.  These lectures are free and open to the public.  For more information about these lectures, contact any member of the Kirksville Sigma Xi Outreach Committee.  

No lecture is currently scheduled

Previous Lectures

October 3, 2002

Biotechnology - It's All Around Us

An Introduction to Genetically Modified Organisms

Brent Buckner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Truman State University

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Created:  September 23, 2002.  Last update:  October 4, 2003

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