All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative and amazing ways. Dream Big will take viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds and a solar car race across Australia. Along the way the audience will witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.
Dream Big pairs well with other STEM events at HMNS like Girls Exploring Math and Science. Learn more here.
Lecture – Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy by Melvin Konner
Recent human history has upset the natural balance of the sexes that evolved with hunter-gatherer societies, whose culture gave women a prominent place, invented the working mother and respected women’s voices around the fire. A world of war has fostered extreme male dominance, but over the past two centuries, an unstoppable move toward equality is afoot. Dr. Melvin Konner will explain how similarities and differences between male and female brains, intelligence and specific dispositions will not be the end of maleness, but will be the end of male supremacy resulting in a better, wiser world for women and men alike.
Melvin Konner, Ph.D., M.D. is in the Anthropology as well as the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology departments at Emory University. He spent two years among the !Kung San Bushmen. After the presentation, copies of his new book “Women After All” and his best-seller “The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit” will be available for signing by River Oaks Bookstore.
This program is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 6:30 PM