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A.P.E.X. Event Series: Emily Graslie

Published: February 01, 2018 | Category: Academics

emily graslie expert advocate curiosityThe A.P.E.X. Event Series is proud to present internationally renowned champion of natural history museums and advocate for curiosity, Emily Graslie. Her talk is titled “The Value of Curiosity,” and will be held in The Great Hall on Feb. 8th at 11:30 A.M. Join her as she shares details of how she built her work in science on a foundation of visual arts, leading to innovation and change in an unfamiliar field. Please check www.suu.edu/apex for details about the event. This event is free and open to the public.

Emily Graslie has made a career out of being professionally curious. In a few years, she transformed from a landscape studio artist to an internationally renowned science communicator, following an unlikely trajectory to become a recognized champion of natural history museums and scientific research.

Emily Graslie was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. After moving to Missoula, Montana to pursue an undergraduate degree in fine art painting, she fell in love with the campus vertebrate research collection as a place of artistic inspiration. What started off as a passionate volunteering position within a small museum eventually transformed into a full-time career as an advocate for these under-appreciated repositories. Now she lives in Chicago, and work as The Field Museum's 'Chief Curiosity Correspondent,' where she uses a variety of new media to communicate the importance of natural history museums with the world.

“The A.P.E.X. team and I could not be more excited to bring the talents, insights, and spirit of Emily to our beautiful campus. Her bridging of arts, science and modern media is a fascinating mix that is certain to inspire all who attend! If you have have wondered how to merge your various talents and interests into a single discipline, you will find a great model in Ms. Graslie!”


Contact Information:

Lynn Vartan, Director of A.P.E.X. Event Series
vartan@suu.edu