Chandler and the Phoenix metropolitan area are living labs for early experiments with the self-driving car. What are we learning from these ongoing experiments? How will autonomous vehicles affect our lives and our cities? Join us at the Downtown Chandler Library on Saturday, February 23 at 11 a.m. for the first program in our new series, Science Matters@CPL.
In The Present and Future of Autonomous Vehicles, Thaddeus Miller, Co-Director for the Arizona State University Center for Smart Cities, will lead a discussion on how autonomous vehicles might impact our communities – for better or for worse – and how cities and citizens can work together to ensure that self-driving cars help to create a better, safer and more sustainable future.
Science Matters@CPL follows the popular Science Café model of lectures that creates a dynamic, two-way interaction between a scientist and the public. The purpose of the series is to reveal the direct connections of science in our everyday lives, while inspiring wonder and a greater understanding of the world and space around us.
Want to learn more about science? Check out popular magazines like Wired, Popular Science and National Geographic from our new Flipster service, and download the free Flipster app to take your magazines on the go. Do more in-depth research with Science in Context, an online collection including articles from encyclopedias and academic journals, biographies of scientists, science fair projects and more, all free with your library card. Or come in to the library and take a look at our nonfiction shelves in the 500s to check out books about science the old-fashioned way. Is science fiction more your style when it comes to books? Check out this list of recent titles.