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Unlocking the Potential: Geospatial Science, Open Data, and Their Impact on Science, Democracy, and the Aspirations of Future Innovators

December 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Louis Public Library – Cliff Cave Branch

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited.

Registration required! REGISTER HERE!

Featured Speaker: J.S. Onésimo (Ness) Sándoval, Ph.D., Professor of Demography and Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Saint Louis University; Program Director, Public and Social Policy, Director, Saint Louis University MS Program of Sociology

Saint Louis University’s Ness Sándoval delves into the multifaceted role of geospatial science, unraveling its impact on scientific advancements, democratic processes, and the aspirations of using GIScience to improve the human condition. By examining the intersections of geospatial data and open-access information, Professor Sándoval guides the audience through a journey that underscores their pivotal roles in shaping a more informed and connected society, and illustrating how geospatial science and open data foster collaboration, innovation, and informed decision-making. This presentation serves as a beacon for those seeking to comprehend and harness the transformative capabilities of geospatial science and open data in the pursuit of a more connected and enlightened global community.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.



December 14, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Louis Public Library – Cliff Cave Branch
5430 Telegraph Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63129
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Academy of Science – St. Louis
(314) 533-8083