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Former Google VP of Engineering To Speak at Cosmosphere

HUTCHINSON, Kan.—At 5 p.m. Sunday, August 26, in the Cosmosphere’s Grand Lobby, the public is invited to a free lecture by former Google VP of Engineering, Brian McClendon of Kansas. 

From leading the computer graphics team that developed special effects for the mega-hit Jurassic Park, to leading the teams that developed Google Maps, Street View and more, to the design of better mapping and driver/riding matching for ride share and driverless vehicles, McClendon’s career has been a tribute to Kansas STEM education.

This TED-style talk that will inspire and motivate future engineers, software designers and developers—or anyone who needs to remember what is possible!