The next Leonardo After Hours event -- “Cows in Space!” -- will include discussions with top university researchers and a walking tour of cutting-edge laboratories in the life sciences, alternative energy and space technologies on Utah State University’s Innovation Campus in North Logan.
Taking place Tuesday, June 7, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, the free event will allow the public to tour three innovation centers, meet with researchers, and learn about the groundbreaking efforts taking place in the USU USTAR program.
After a brief introduction and light catering at the new USTAR BioInnovations Center, three guided groups will make stops at the following:
- Applied Nutrition Lab, which is investigating the impact of gut microflora on health, diet and well-being
- Solar BioInnovations facility, which is developing techniques for commercial-scale algae biofuel production
- Space Dynamics Laboratory, where technical challenges faced by the military, science community, and industry are solved every day
This interactive tour will give insights into new technologies with commercial applications that are arising from USU USTAR research.
The event is free and open to the public, although space is limited. To reserve a spot, please visit https://ustar.usu.edu/htm/leo-after-hours
Appetizers will be provided at no cost, and comfortable footwear is recommended.
Leonardo After Hours is a series of quarterly evening discussions that explore science and technology in society through the lens of local innovation. Each event focuses on a specific topic, and includes scientists, educators, business and political leaders, ethicists, and others who are researching, teaching and probing the issues—as well as new and innovative solutions. Leonardo After Hours is a collaboration between USTAR and The Leonardo, with generous support from CH2MHill. Other supporters include the Association for Corporate growth, Mountain West Capital Network, Utah Technology Council and the Women Tech Council.
Map to the USTAR BioInnovations Center: http://mapq.st/kli7ym