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S&T’s biological sciences department will host a public exhibit, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” from Friday, March 1, until Sunday, March 17, at The Centre recreational complex. The Centre is located at 1200 Holloway St. in Rolla. The exhibit will be available for viewing during the building’s regular hours of operation.
The public also is invited to Children’s Science Day 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at The Centre.
The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza epidemic, with a smaller version of a 4,250-square foot exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution and the American Society of for Microbiology that is now on view at the National Museum of Natural History.
The Smithsonian made the smaller exhibits available to U.S. communities to communicate how infectious viruses can affect human, animal and environmental health and what can be done to keep them from spreading. The exhibits will include printed panels, hands-on activities and 3-D printed items such as virus models.
For more information, please contact Dr. David Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 341-4798.