The College of Natural and Applies Sciences (CNAS) at Missouri State, in conjunction with the Springfield-Greene County Library, will host a series of lectures from September to November titled “Armchair University” featuring discussions about physics, astronomy and biology led by CNAS department professors.
- Sept. 28 – “CRISPR – Bacterial Defense to Genomic Editing”
- Oct. 26 – “The Golden Age of Exoplanet Discovery”
- Peter Plavchan, physics, astronomy and materials science, will discuss recent advances in the discovery of exoplanets and what these discoveries have taught us about our universe, along with current exoplanet research projects at MSU.
- Nov. 30 – “Water Quality Problems and Possible Solutions in Ozarks’ Streams”
- Bob Pavlowsky, director of the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute at Missouri State, will discuss contemporary water quality problems in Springfield and the Ozarks region and what communities are doing to address those problems.
All events will take place at 7 p.m. in the Springfield Greene County Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. All lectures are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Kathleen O’Dell, community relations director at Greene County Library, at 417-616-0564.