2018 NHMU Lecture Series

The Genius of Nature: Bioinspired Design

Engineers, entrepreneurs, architects, and medical researchers across the world recognize the growing imperative of our coexistence with nature. The most inventive among them are inspired by the brilliant designs that exist in nature.

The idea is not new. Think Leonardo da Vinci whose sketchbooks were filled with inventions inspired by nature or the Wright brothers who studied birds when imagining a craft that could fly. Today, researchers are looking to nature and imaging everything from buildings that grow and adapt to their environments, to healthy eco-friendly sunscreen inspired by the chemical properties of hippo sweat.

The Natural History Museum of Utah invites you to hear from four extraordinary minds who have embraced nature’s elegant and innovative designs to solve some of man’s most pressing problems.

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