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K-State Today Student Edition

April 26, 2012



Harrington to kick off adult lecture series at the Discovery Center

By John Harrington Jr.

A Kansas State University professor will be the first speaker in an adult lecture series at Manhattan's new Flint Hills Discovery Center.

John Harrington Jr., professor of geography, will present "Science in Kansas: The NSF Climate and Renewable Energy Effort" on Sunday, as part of an evening of intellect, exploration and education at the center. The event, which includes dinner, will be from 6:30-8:00 p.m.; Harrington's presentation will be 30 minutes.

Harrington will discuss reasons that Kansas is a great place to address important science questions, the changing nature of the scientific endeavor, recent trends in the types of projects that the National Science Foundation is funding, what the research team is hoping to accomplish with the current Kansas National Science Foundation Climate and Renewable Energy project, and what may be coming down the road for future Kansas National Science Foundation EPSCoR major funding efforts.

Harrington is project manager for the Kansas National Science Foundation EPSCoR Climate and Renewable Energy project. He also played a key role in working with the design team for the current temporary exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center that highlights the ongoing Kansas National Science Foundation Research.

To purchase tickets for the evening's events, which include a barbecue dinner, call the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 785-587-2726 or call Harrington at 785-532-3405 for more information.