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Climate Change & Extreme Weather: Urban Heat Islands
Climate Change & Extreme Weather: Urban Heat Islands
October 13, 2021
In October, we will bring together researchers and decision makers to discuss Urban Heat Islands - a major health hazard associated with...
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Writing Science Notes for Local and State Policymakers – a Hybrid Workshop
Writing Science Notes for Local and State Policymakers – a Hybrid Workshop
September 16, 2021
Policy writing comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, traditionally developed to serve a specific purpose. In Missouri, our lawmakers are...
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Back to school during a pandemic: Student Mental Health
Back to school during a pandemic: Student Mental Health
September 8, 2021
Children in Missouri and around the U.S. are breaking new ground as they head back to school this fall. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing,...
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Compassion Behind the Numbers
Compassion Behind the Numbers
September 8, 2021
Meet Missouri Scientist, Xavier Ransome Treating people with kindness has been a pillar of Xavier Ransome’s upbringing. He credits his...
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PFAS in Missouri: The Chemistry Behind Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Our Water Supply
PFAS in Missouri: The Chemistry Behind Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Our Water Supply
July 30, 2021
You may have a toxic build-up of chemicals in your body. EPA reports that nearly every woman, man, and child is exposed to per- and...
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Nonpartisan Science Engagement with Policymakers – a Hybrid Workshop
Nonpartisan Science Engagement with Policymakers – a Hybrid Workshop
July 20, 2021
MOST Policy Initiative and the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network are hosting an Honest Broker Workshop. The workshop will teach...
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Renewable Natural Gas (e.g., Biogas)
Renewable Natural Gas (e.g., Biogas)
June 25, 2021
Can biogas become a reliable renewable energy source? Participate in our roundtable discussion on Missouri’s energy future. The roundtable...
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Mental Healthcare Access in Missouri
Mental Healthcare Access in Missouri
May 28, 2021
Our May event focuses on mental health and the impact of policy on mental healthcare. We’ll also discuss how geography affects a...
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COVID-19: Equitable Vaccine Distribution in Rural Missouri
COVID-19: Equitable Vaccine Distribution in Rural Missouri
April 30, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the lives of every Missourian, but the end of the pandemic may be in sight with a number of new vaccines...
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Making the MOST of Science: Using Your Expertise for Civic Engagement
Making the MOST of Science: Using Your Expertise for Civic Engagement
April 16, 2021
MOST Policy Initiative and the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network are hosting an Honest Broker Workshop. The workshop will teach...
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Science and the Law: Expert Witness Workshop
Science and the Law: Expert Witness Workshop
March 30, 2021
Ever wondered about how science is used in the legal system? Come to MOST’s Science & Law Panel on Tuesday, March 30th at 4:00 – 5:00...
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Neuroscience in the Show-Me State
Neuroscience in the Show-Me State
March 26, 2021
The Missouri LSEN March event is all about neuroscience. This roundtable discussion features Missouri neuroscientists who are working to solve...
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Mental Health Services for Farmers Briefing
Mental Health Services for Farmers Briefing
March 10, 2021
American farmers produce nearly all of the country’s food and contribute some $133 billion annually to the gross domestic product. However,...
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Climate Change in Missouri
Climate Change in Missouri
February 26, 2021
Our February LSEN event focused on climate science. Watch the recorded roundtable discussion to learn from experts across Missouri discuss...
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The Power of Healthy Relationships
The Power of Healthy Relationships
February 13, 2021
Nanxi Xu is a 4th year Ph.D. student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Missouri (MU) focusing on social...
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College Access and Completion for Historically Underrepresented Students
College Access and Completion for Historically Underrepresented Students
February 10, 2021
Higher education is an important determinant of future earnings potential and has significant implications for workforce development more...
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COVID-19 Vaccination and Equitable Distribution
COVID-19 Vaccination and Equitable Distribution
January 29, 2021
Getting COVID-19 under control requires dedication from talented scientists. It also requires getting the vaccine where it’s needed...
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Flooding & River Conditions Briefing
Flooding & River Conditions Briefing
January 26, 2021
Missouri’s rivers are a beautiful and powerful resource. Learn from Missouri experts about forecasts for future river conditions and...
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Childhood Inspires a Career in Science
Childhood Inspires a Career in Science
January 10, 2021
She’d stare into his eyes and make little vocalization noises as she tried to “talk” to him. “Clearly she was intelligent,” Benton...
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Preparing Girls to be Future Scientists
Preparing Girls to be Future Scientists
December 22, 2020
Abby Sciuto working the behind the scenes of murder investigations in her fictional crime lab were Cynthia Chapple’s favorite parts of the...
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