Springfield Museums Events April 2014
Museums à la Carte Lecture
April 10th, 12:15 pmGeneral Museum Event
Gretchen Gano, Lecturer, Science Technology and Society Initiative, Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Krista Harper, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and the Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Springfield was a center of innovation in technology and manufacturing. Today Springfield is a great place to ask “what’s next”? Funded by the National Science Foundation under the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), Futurescape City Tours are interactive, community engagement projects where participants explore how new technologies could change their city and their lives in the near future. Springfield is one of six cities, including St. Paul, MN; Portland, OR; Phoenix, AZ; Durham, NC and Washington, D.C., hosting these engagements in which local residents, stakeholders, scientists and engineers tour their neighborhoods and talk about how new technologies like nanotechnology may change buildings, transportation, food, healthcare, energy use and more.
$2 members; $4 nonmembers
Davis Auditorium, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program; cookies and beverage are provided.
Sponsored by Big Y
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