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State of the Center

Please join members of our leadership for the annual State of the Center address as they share their vision for the Danforth Plant Science Center, provide updates on progress made over the past year, and describe our impact on the community. The event will take place January 29, 2015 beginning with a reception in the Lower Atrium at 7:30 A.M. followed by the program in the AT&T Auditorium at 8:00 A.M. Reservations are required for this complimentary event. Valet and self-parking are available.

St. Louis Raspberry Pi Jam

Raspberry Pi LogoThe Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St. Louis, MO) will host a Raspberry Pi Jam at the Center on January 31st, 2015 from 1-5 pm. The Raspberry Pi Jam will bring together students, educators, makers, scientists, and the public to foster opportunities for collaboration and education. We hope that this event will inspire current and future scientists to embrace using Raspberry Pi’s and other open-source hardware to interact and discover the natural world.

The Jam will feature demonstrations from the STL Raspberry Pi Meetup Group, Arch Reactor, Zagros Robotics, the Danforth Plant Science Center's Education and Maker groups, and the Brutnell and Nusinow research labs. There also will be hands-on fun taking pictures in the Pi-Powered Photobooth and learning to solder.

This event is supported by a grant from the Raspberry Pi Education Fund and the Danforth Plant Science Center Outreach and Education Center. Ample, free parking is available to this indoor event. It is suitable for both children and adults interested in computers. We hope to see you and your family at the Jam! 

See Dr. Nusinow discuss Raspberry Pi with Randi Naughton of Fox 2 News: 

http://fox2now.com/2015/01/27/625385/

To register for this event, go to: Eventbrite - St. Louis Raspberry Pi Jam

For more information on the Maker Group at the DDPSC, go here or to the Maker Group site (maker.danforthcenter.org).

Conversations

Members of the Danforth Center Friends Committee organize the quarterly series and offer individuals the opportunity to learn about the work of the Danforth Center and the partners who help to sustain it. Discussions focus on topics of both regional and global urgency and feature leading experts in plant science and related disciplines. The event will begin with a reception in the Lower Atrium at 5:15 P.M. followed by the program in the AT&T Auditorium from 6:00-7:00 P.M. Reservations are required for this complimentary event. Valet and self-parking is available. 


2015 Conversations Dates

April 16, 2015
June 11, 2015
August 27, 2015
November 12, 2015

Scientific Seminars

WEEKLY SEMINAR SERIES - Feb. 4

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Library (70)
Topic: Genomic analyses of shoot apical meristem diversity in maize
Speaker: Michael Scanlon, Professor, Cornell University

WEEKLY SEMINAR SERIES - Feb. 12

Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Library (70)
Topic: A systems approach to identify the genetic control of nutritional grain traits in maize
Speaker: Michael Gore, International Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University

WEEKLY SEMINAR SERIES - Feb. 18

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Library (70)
Topic:
Speaker: David M. Braun, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri-Columbia

WEEKLY SEMINAR SERIES - Feb. 25

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Library (70)
Topic: Seed phosphorus, phytic acid, inositol phosphates and pyrophosphates
Speaker: Victor Raboy, USDA-ARS, Aberdeen, ID

More Scientific Seminars

Contact 

For questions about public events:
Office of Development 
(314) 587-1077 
development@danforthcenter.org



For questions about scientific seminars:
Denise Cunningham
(314) 587-1430 
dcunningham@danforthcenter.org