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Dr. Pheonah Nabukalu presents “Daring to Dream” at Kansas Wesleyan University

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Kansas Wesleyan University- Sams Chapel
100 E. Claflin
Salina, KS 67401

Kansas Wesleyan University is pleased to present Dr. Pheonah Nabukalu from The Land Institute as the Women in History Month speaker as a part of the KWU spring Intersection Series event.

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Nabukalu overcame significant socioeconomic barriers in the developing East African country of Uganda. She beat the nearly unattainable odds to achieve every level of education and eventually earn a doctorate in Agronomy. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at The Land Institute in Salina, KS. Nabukalu is a strong advocate of women empowerment to self-reliance through education. She has previously worked on projects focused on empowering women to break cycles of poverty through agriculture. At The Land Institute, she works with the perennial sorghum breeding program where she explores the genetic worth of Sorghum halepense, a weed relative of sorghum that carries useful genes necessary for development of perennial grain sorghum.

This event is free and open to the public.

Come early and participate in hands-on science experiments! Be amazed by our 3-D printer, try on our Virtual Reality headsets, learn about composting, watch things disappear at our Nano-science table and much more.

Observatory Open House 8-9 p.m. Stay for some stargazing from our observatory!

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