Kansas scientists to gather at Wichita State this weekend

Wichita State University will host the Kansas Academy of Science’s 144th annual meeting Friday and Saturday. It brings together scientists from across the state to present research and showcase student accomplishments.

More than 150 people are expected, with nearly 100 presentations ranging from cancer biology to dinosaur bones. The keynote speaker will be world-renowned astrobiologist Andrew Knoll from Harvard. His appearance is being funded as a Watkins Visiting Professor.

Knoll will present "The Search for Life on Mars" at 8 p.m. Friday in the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, near 29th and Oliver. He’ll also present "Deep Evolutionary History" at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Room 209 of Hubbard Hall.

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