Are We Endangered?
Apr
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Are We Endangered?

As humans sitting at the top of the food chain, we take a lot for granted. Memphis sits on top of one of the largest natural sources of clean water, but will it be there forever? Is it really as clean as we think it is? Come find out from an expert at University of Memphis.

Then, stick around to hear about some animals that are endangered, or previously were! Come hear from an expert from theMemphis Zoo to learn more!

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How Smart is Artificial Intelligence?
Apr
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

How Smart is Artificial Intelligence?

"In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting rise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching the point of creating realistic robots to serve them"  - A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Wait, this isn't about Haley Joel Osment!

Come meet scientists from University of Memphis  that are actively researching and exploring artificial intelligence, and learn what it is beyond what you see on TV.

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Fighting Cancer is a Marathon Not a Sprint
Apr
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Fighting Cancer is a Marathon Not a Sprint

Often, when someone refers to scientific research that can be translated into the clinic, they refer to it as "bench to bedside", but with cancer research, it often goes much further than that. 

There is a big push to not only understand the disease, to treat it, and cure it, but to follow the patients in longitudinal studies, long after the cancer has gone into remission.

Come meet some scientists from St Jude who will talk to you about some of the research that is going into understanding the disease from the beginning (even before diagnosis) to the end (follow up post-remission).

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The Potential to Shake, Rattle, and Roll in Memphis
Apr
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Potential to Shake, Rattle, and Roll in Memphis

Did you know that Memphis sits on a natural fault line, and the chance for a tornado is much higher than the national average? We may be in the middle of the country, but that's not protecting us from natural disasters!

To learn more about the risks we take living in the city we love, join us to hear from a couple local experts from the University of Memphis.

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Are Artificial Organs in Our Future?
Apr
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Are Artificial Organs in Our Future?

Ever wonder exactly what a biomaterial is? 

The definition is a synthetic or natural material suitable for use in constructing artificial organs and prostheses or to replace bone or tissue.

but what is it, really? Join us for this fun event with two great speakers from the University of Memphis to learn more about this neat STUFF and what it means to Memphis.

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