Columbus, Miss.—Dr. Travis Hagey will answer the question, “What if humans had toes like geckos?” Sunday, Sept. 27 for Dr. D’s Brain Jam hosted by Three Sisters Pie Co. located in downtown Columbus starting at 6 p.m.
Titled, “Why Do Gecko Lizards Stick?” Hagey, assistant professor of Biology at Mississippi University for Women, will lead a discussion surrounding the biomechanics of gecko feet and why they are so sticky.
“I’ll generally be talking about the kind of research that I do, asking why are animals shaped the way they’re shaped and how they’re adapted to their environments. I usually look at these kinds of questions in lizards, specifically geckos, thinking a lot about their sticky feet,” said Hagey.
The reoccurring speaker series, Dr. D’s Brain Jam, is a series that hopes to provide entertaining and educational topics to connect experts with the community.
Hagey invites both kids and adults to come to listen. “I hope this talk is interesting to everyone because I think geckos are cool, and also, understanding how the world works, how nature works, is important for everyone.”
He hopes to inspire, educate and excite all attendees about nature and science.
“I want them to know they could be a scientist too,” said Hagey.
The series, co-sponsored by the Department of History, Political Science and Geography and Three Sister Pie Co. There will be a speaker on the last Sunday of each month. All events are free and open to the public.
The next Brain Jam will be a Halloween special Sunday, Oct. 27. Dr. Kristi DiClemente will be present, “Dance like no one is watching: A History of The Black Plague and the Dance of Death.”
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Sept. 27, 2019
Contact: Tyler Wheat