Southwest Baptist University’s Darrell R. Strait Center for the Integration of Science and Christian Faith will host a guest speaker, Dr. Joseph Newkirk, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in room 101 of the Wheeler Science Center.
Newkirk, associate professor of materials science at the University of Missouri-Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., will give a presentation titled, “Straight Talk About Science and Christianity.”
Newkirk received a B.S. and M.S. in Physics from Miami University and his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Virginia. He has been on faculty at Missouri S&T since 1987. He has over 120 technical publications and two patents. Newkirk’s areas of research expertise include 3-D printing development, aerospace materials and materials for energy production.
Since becoming a Christian in 1987, Newkirk also has been active in local ministry. He currently leads the Family Builders ministry at Harvest Worship Center in Rolla and is involved in preaching, teaching and leadership ministries.
The public is invited to come to the presentation, which is free of charge. For more information, please contact Dr. Hillary Glauser-Patton, director of the Strait Center, at (417) 328-1668 or hglauser@SBUniv.edu.