How Do I Become a Meteorologist?June 26, 2020, via Zoom webinar.
Are you a junior high or high school student fascinated by weather and curious to know what it takes to become a meteorologist? FOX4 Kansas City meteorologist Alex Countee discusses his career path and answers students' questions about coursework, internships, college programs, and more.
How Do I Become a Forensic Scientist?June 24, 2020, via Zoom webinar
Are you a high school or college student thinking about a career as a crime scene investigator or forensic scientist? Do you want to know what the real CSI is like? Forensic scientist Lindsey Schissel offers academic and career advice and answers students' questions about coursework, internships, college programs, and more.
Lindsey Schissel is a Forensic Technician in the Biology/DNA section of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab. In this role she examines evidence, performs DNA testing, and testifies in court when necessary. Her favorite thing about forensics is that it is all about using science to help find the truth. She is a May 2019 graduate of Drake University with a BS in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and a BA in chemistry. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys baking and watching Nebraska sports.
How Do I Become an Inventor and Entrepreneur?August 28, 2020, via Zoom webinar
Are you a student thinking about a career as an inventor and entrepreneur? Do you want to know what the real Shark Tank is like? Inventor Joe Pippins, creator of the Fishing Caddy, discusses the invention process and answers students' question about how to become a successful inventor.
As an entrepreneur and inventor, Joe Pippins has experienced many obstacles including being homeless and losing a parent, mentor, and brother. Despite this, Joe has navigated and successfully completed several big box retail partnerships and dedicated his career to helping other entrepreneurs bring their products to market with an honest and productive process. With experience in nearly all facets of product launch, from obtaining a USPTO approved patent, to packaging design, and coordinating domestic and international manufacturing, he now serves as a consultant and speaker guiding other start up companies to success. Joe’s work has been featured in over 500 publications, including the Kansas Business Journal, Wall Street Select, Miami Herald, Black Enterprise Magazine, Small Business Magazine, and many more.
How Do I Become a Computer Scientist?September 25, 2020, via Zoom webinar
Presented by the Linda Hall Library in partnership with the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering
Are you a student thinking about a career as a computer scientist? Do you want to see a cutting edge augmented and virtual reality lab? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from Dayveon Ross, co-founder and President of ShotTracker and Sherry Lumpkins , Principal Consultant at Blue Symphony LLC. You’ll also have a chance to learn about UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering programs and see their state-of-the-art AR/VR lab.