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Climate expert to speak at Jack Kilby Science Day
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A high school student participates in a science activity at last years Jack Kilby Science Day. - photo by Photo courtesy of Barton Community College

An expert on climate change will be the keynote speaker when Barton Community College hosts the 14th Annual Jack Kilby Science Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 20.
High School juniors and seniors, students with appropriate Individual Educational Programs, high school science and technology instructors and appropriate administration are all invited to this free event.
The day will kick off with a presentation by Dr. Charles Rice, professor of soil microbiology in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. Dr. Rice is a University Distinguished Professor and holds the Vanier University Professorship at KSU.
Internationally, he served on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to author a report on Climate Change in 2007 and 2014 and was among scientists recognized when that work won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Dr. Rice’s keynote presentation is aptly titled “Climate Change: What it means for Kansas.”
Once the presentation has concluded, high school participants will be offered the opportunity to meet and visit with each other and to learn about the day’s expanded and updated activities. Students will then choose from several hands-on mini-sessions, demonstrations, competitions and experiments in various areas of science and technology.
The day will close with an academic carnival and a free lunch.
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