The University of Nebraska State Museum's July Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will explore how engineers solve problems related to living systems. The program will take place on July 19 from 1:30-4:30pm at Morrill Hall.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Biological Systems Engineering John Hay, associate extension educator; Deepak Keshwani, associate professor; and Jennifer Melander, assistant professor, will help visitors learn how engineers solve problems related to living systems. The world's population continues to grow and is expected to reach 9 billion people by 2050. Limited natural resources need to be cared for and used in innovative ways to provide energy, food, water and healthcare for everyone. Learn how biological systems engineers are developing solutions to meet these needs of our growing population.
Through hands-on activities, children and families can learn how yeast produce biofuels from sugars and how bones heal after fracture, plus design and build a solar-powered car.