Two College of Arts and Science professors are helping movie goers experience films through a creative, STEM-centered lens during Ragtag Cimena's Science on Screen®. In pre-recorded messages, Ines Segert, psychological sciences, will present on 1978s Invasion of the Body Snatchers and how conspiratorial thinking can thrive in the uncertainty of a pandemic, while Libby Cowgill, anthropology, will present on the cult classic Gattaca and how it can inform debates about gene modification.
MU Curator’s Teaching Professor of Physics Meera Chandrasekhar and her colleagues, Teaching Professor Dorina Kosztin and Assistant Teaching Professor Karen King, spent six years training ninth-grade science teachers in Missouri to become intellectual leaders of their schools under the National Science Foundation–funded program, A TIME for Freshman Physics in Missouri, commonly called Physics First.
The fact that Columbia, Missouri, is in the path of totality for the August 21st solar eclipse is going to make this year’s Summers @ Mizzou camp a lot more interesting. Camp participants—mostly high school students—will be “Telling the Stories of the Stars” by learning the science behind the solar eclipse and then creating oral stories and digital-animation projects to convey what they have learned. The students will share their stories with their parents on the final day of camp and later will have the opportunity to share those stories live on stage during the 2018 St.