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Advances in Timekeeping
The Academy’s 2017 Outstanding Scientist Innovation Award recipient, Kater Murch, Ph.D., along with Washington University Arts & Sciences graduate student Mahdi Naghiloo and theory collaborator Andrew Jordan of the University of Rochester use a superconducting quantum system to discover a quantum speedup in frequency measurement. The discovery in timekeeping has applications for enhanced MRI medical imaging devices, the analysis of light emitted from stars, and clock precision. Source: Washington University in St. Louis

Kater is the featured speaker at the Academy’s February Science Seminar, The Arrow of Time in Quantum Measurement, at the Saint Louis Zoo on Wednesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all.

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Junior Academy Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens! Session 3: Geoarchaeology—Stories from the Soil

November 27 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This hands-on and interactive monthly mini-series for teens explores the field of archaeology with sessions on flintknapping, ceramics, geoarchaeology, and zoo archaeology!

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Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking is free in the History Museum lots, on the street in Forest Park, or in the East and West lots across from the Judith and Dennis Jones Visitor Center. Featured Speaker: Nancy Pendleton, Director, System Technology, Boeing Research and Technology-Missouri, Collaborative Autonomous Systems Lab, Boeing Boeing's Nancy Pendleton, outlines the work being done at Boeing by its scientists, technologists, technicians, and engineers to protect, connect, and inspire through integrated technology development in systems technology, its defense work, tactical aircraft and Autonomous systems. Presented in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, World War I: Missouri and the Great War, on display at the Museum through June 17, 2018.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems for Food and Water Security in a Changing Climate

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FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration Required. Click "Find Out More" to register! Featured Speaker: Abuduwasiti Wulamu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, and Remote Sensing Lab, Saint Louis University Associate professor of remote sensing at Saint Louis University, Wasit Wulamu, Ph.D., presents example projects of how data collected from sensors integrated with unmanned aerial systems can be used to address food and water security issues in a changing climate.

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