Guest lecturer to speak on anthropological engineering Feb. 15 at UMR

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On February 13, 2007

A noted anthropologist and executive director of African Sky, an organization that fosters mutual friendships between the communities in the United States and West Africa, will give a public lecture about the future of anthropological engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla. The lecture, which is sponsored by the UMR chapter of Engineers Without Boarders (EWB), is free and open to the public.

Dr. Scott M. Lacy, professor of anthropology at Emory University, will present “Saving the world, saving ourselves: Anthropological engineering for the new century” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Missouri/Ozark Room of the Havener Center on the UMR campus.

Lacy will lead a discussion on how engineering anthropology promises to improve lives in the United States and abroad. He will share some of his recent experiences working with EWB in Mali, West Africa.

As executive director of African Sky, Lacy oversees the management of four basic programs, all of which contribute to innovative approaches to community development in the United States and Mali.

For more information on the lecture, email Terrence Sison, public relations chair of the UMR EWB chapter, at

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