Should We Engineer the Mosquito? Science outreach event at Belgrade Library
- Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
- Belgrade Community Library, 106 N. Broadway, Belgrade, Montana
The Belgrade Community Library will offer a public forum called “Should we Engineer the Mosquito?” Bob Peterson, an MSU entomologist and 2019 president of the Entomological Society of America, will facilitate a conversation about the implications of bioengineering mosquitoes to help fight infectious disease like malaria, dengue and Zika. Peterson has been an entomologist with MSU’s Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences since 2002. His research covers many topics including plant-insect interactions and human and ecological risk assessments. He teaches several courses at MSU, including Environmental Risk Assessment and Insect Ecology, and is the creator and photographer for the “Insects of the Great Yellowstone Ecosystem” Website. The event is designed for participants aged 16 and up. Dessert and beverages are provided.
MSU Extended University was selected as one of 150 organizations nationwide to host Building with Biology events as a special opportunities for scientists and the public to interact directly and to learn from each other. The activities and conversations encourage people to share ideas and opinions about how they want to see these new technologies developed and adopted. Scientists, too, have the chance to listen to those views, share their own ideas, and to consider ways public comments can affect their research.
The Building with Biology project is funded by the National Science Foundation and led by the Museum of Science, Boston. Extended University is an academic outreach department of MSU that offers continuing education, lifelong learning and outreach programs for the public.
Members of the MSU community who are interested in volunteer for this or future Building with Biology events can contact Suzi Taylor at email@example.com or 994-7957.
Free, but pre-registration is required
- Academic Technology and Outreach