Our Fall/Spring Saturday STEM Seminars offer a fantastic and FREE chance to get introduced to the diverse world of STEM careers and professionals. Held about once a month, this series aims to expose students and public alike to cutting-edge topics in science and showcase the career paths taken by an array of STEM experts - from aerospace engineers to forensic specialists. As an added incentive, at the end of each semester, the Kansas City area educator who sends the most students to our seminars (for some extra credit hopefully!) will be awarded a special prize!
Every human has 6 billion DNA “letters” that make up their genome, which determines everything from body functioning to physical appearance, and that includes health. Occasionally, one single change in the DNA letters, can throw everything off, leading to disease. The challenge? Finding which one! Join us to hear all the steps needed to reach a diagnosis via DNA analysis as you learn how this detective work requires a big team of professionals with diverse training.