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Film Screening and Discussion of Inventing Tomorrow

National Archives at Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with Park University,  will host an evening film screening of Inventing Tomorrow. This program will take place at the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater in Alumni Hall at Park University.  Reservations are requested for this free program.

Inventing Tomorrow follows six young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India and Mexico as they tackle some of the most complex environmental issues facing humanity today – right in their own backyards. Each student is preparing original scientific research that he or she will defend at ISEF, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Considered the Olympics of high school science fairs, ISEF is the largest gathering of high school scientists in the world, attracting approximately 1,800 finalists from over 75 countries, regions and territories. All the finalists want to do a good job, but the heart of the story isn’t about whether they go home with an award. As they take water samples from contaminated lakes, dig up the dirt in public parks, board illegal pirate mining ships, and test their experiments in a lab, we see each student display a tenacious curiosity, and a determination to build a better future. Motivated by the desire to protect their homes, these young people are asking questions about the issues they observe in their communities, and proposing innovative solutions to fix them.

Following the film screening, faculty from Park University will lead the discussion and answer audience questions.  

 

 

 

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