February 2019 Kentucky Lake Section Meeting
University of Tennessee at Martin
Watkins Auditorium, Boling University Center
Friday, February 8, 2019
Dinner 6:00 pm
Presentation 7:00 pm
Program: “The Disappearing Spoon”
Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he’s a writer in Washington, D.C. His stories have appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other places, and his work has been featured on NPR’s “Radiolab,” “Science Friday,” and “All Things Considered,” among other shows. “Caesar’s Last Breath” was named the Guardian Science Book of the Year in 2017, while “The Disappearing Spoon” was a runner-up for the Royal Society book of the year. Both “The Violinist’s Thumb” and “The Dueling Neurosurgeons” were nominated for PEN’s Literary Science Writing Award.
The presentation will be followed by a book signing in the Welcome Center.
Children are welcome and will attend a special Science Center during the program.