The Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) will bring a little bit of New York City to Wellesley High School at the grant-giving group’s STEM Expo, April 6, 2019, 10am – 2pm. WEF ‘s featured exhibit for the hands-on science event will be a graphic panel exhibit from NYC’s American Museum of Natural History, Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies.
Picturing Science is an exhibition of striking large-format prints that showcase advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the Museum. The scientists use the technology to unlock the secrets of once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. Come see how it is now possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens and phenomena at levels of detail previously unimaginable. A Museum of Natural History scientist will be on hand to answer questions.
The event’s Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Cheryl Knott, Professor of Anthropology and Biology at Boston University. In her address, Face to Face with Orangutans, Dr Knott will discuss her work helping the public develop a greater appreciation for these magnificent animals. Dr. Knott covers orangutans through National Geographic Magazine; television appearances, and public lectures.
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A biological anthropologist who studies, and works to protect, the wild orangutans of Borneo, Dr. Knott is the Director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project. Dr. Knott earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University, where she spent nearly a decade on the faculty, before becoming Professor of Anthropology and Biology at Boston University. Dr. Knott was a member of the inaugural class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers in 2014 and has received numerous research and conservation grants from the National Geographic Society. Dr. Knott collaborates with her husband, National Geographic photographer Tim Laman, to create popular books, articles, and films on orangutans to help the public develop a greater appreciation for these magnificent animals. Dr. Knott is an essential voice in print media, such as National Geographic Magazine’s coverage of orangutans; television, including Nat Geo Wild’s Mission Critical: Orangutans; as well as through her frequent public lectures and keynote speeches.