Professor Kevin McKeegan delivered the Robert M. Walker Distinguished Lecture titled “Sampling the Solar System: A Key in Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Origin and Evolution.” Extraterrestrial samples can be studied in the laboratory in exquisite detail, revealing clues about their origins and, ultimately, about our own planet’s origin and evolution. We currently have materials […]
A panel of leading academics discussed “Gatekeeping & the Publishing Landscape for Scholarship on Race, Medicine & Science.” Participants explored how publication trends and directions for race-focused work in areas of science and medical research have been shaped by public conversations, the makeup of editorial boards, and field-specific debates themselves, among other sources of influence […]
NASA’s Moogega Cooper delivered the keynote address at the 2021 She Leads Symposium, hosted by the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study at Washington University in St. Louis.Dr. Cooper is the planetary protection lead of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, where her work is integral to the mission of discovering […]
Drew Shindell discussed the health, labor and agriculture benefits of climate change mitigation in the U.S. An expert on climate science and policy, he has testified on these issues before both houses of Congress, at the request of both parties, and has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. This event was part of the inaugural […]
David McBride, director of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, spoke on the future of aerospace engineering, including the next generation of NASA X-planes, the Artemis program and the role of government in the age of private space and aircraft flight.
Nobel laureate Kip S. Thorne delivered the 2019 Robert M. Walker Distinguished Lecture titled ‘Exploring the Warped Side of the Universe with Gravitational Waves: From the Big Bang to Black Holes’.
As founding director of the Living Earth Collaborative, Losos seeks to marshal the might of three world-class organizations – the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the Saint Louis Zoo and Washington University, where he is the William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor in Biology – into a collaboration that transcends geographic and political boundaries to conserve biodiversity […]
Bonner has been president and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo since 2002; in 2009 he became the Dana Brown President and Chief Executive Officer. Noah’s efforts have been on Bonner’s mind as well, as evidenced in the title of his book, “Sailing with Noah.” Before Bonner became the leader of our local zoo, […]
The senior policy correspondent at Vox.com is an award-winning journalist and one of the country’s leading health policy experts who has spent several years chronicling Washington’s battle over the Affordable Care Act. She also hosts Vox’s podcast, The Impact, focusing on the real effects of such policies, as well as co-hosts The Weeds podcast […]
Lewis is a doctoral student in communications at Stanford University and works at Data & Society, a research institute studying the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development. Specifically, Lewis researches online political subcultures and grassroots media movements, with a focus on influence-building, media manipulation, and disinformation efforts among these groups. She […]