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Life Science Business Incubator/MO Innovation Center - 07/19/2017
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Keith Broadus, Boonslick Kiwanis club president (L) with Jo Behymer, club member and upline sponsor, gave today's program on the MU Life Science Business Incubator, which is run by the MO Innovation Center (since 2009).

The Incubator building is 33000 sq. feet, housing lab space and machinery (such as autoclave, dishwasher for sterilizing, and a minus 80 degree freezer) for clients to grow their businesses. 

"We hatch businesses" says Keith, who has worked there for 3 years. The incubator is primarily for MU researchers with potential for commercialization to channel their ideas. MU benefits from this.

The MO Innovation Center has been around for 25 years and was housed...


Preventing Childhood Obesity Around the World - 07/12/2017
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Ashlynn Balch, an MU student in the dietetics program will be getting her masters degree. Club member Pauli invited her to speak today.  Ashlynn left Kansas to enter the program at Mizzou. She has a twin sister who has talents in art/graphic design and on the track/cross country team at MU. Ashlynn was also a cheerleader at Mizzou for 4 years. Attends game days, events in the community and has traveled with them.

Today, she gave a program on childhood obesity. The percentage of children in a healthy weight is 66%. It is opposite for adults. Both can be improved with a healthy diet and physical activity. She's here to share resources and tools to help. 

Ashlynn divided up the membership...


Coral Reef Rehab Program: Conserving the Rainforests of the Sea - 07/05/2017
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Zoe Parham, a junior at the University of Missouri, majoring in plant science, shown with club member Nancy Burke. Nancy had Terri Ogden, her sister as a student in her first class at Parkade Elementary. Zoe was in Kindergarten and would come by her classroom after school to play on the smartboard and teach Nancy how to do things. Zoe had the opportunity to study abroad in Thailand and participate in Mizzou's coral rehab program.

Zoe shared a PowerPoint presentation, sharing photos and information from her experience in Thailand. This is the 11th year of the program through the Ag school. The focus is on biodiversity and conservation. She was able to tour the Red Cross Snake farm (where they...