Next week marks the 200th birthday of Gregor Mendel, an important scientist in modern genetics. Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is celebrating with Mendelfest on July 20th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The morning will consist of various speakers sharing their expertise in anthropology, plant biology, and history. In the afternoon, you’ll find a family friendly event with hands-on activities. Here are the details:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Charles Roseman PhD from: Evolution, Ecology, & Behavior
Lisa Ainsworth PhD from: Department of Plant Biology and USDA-ARS
David Sepkoski PhD from: Department of History
1 to 4 p.m.
Cupcakes at 2 p.m. (while supplies last)
Hands-on K–12 activities
Plant your own pea plants
Test drive a crop robot
Explore human inheritance…create flower art
1206 W Gregory
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Photo provided by the Institute for Genomic Biology.