Spotlight: Taylor Geospatial Institute, Cassava Research & On Fire Film

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture.

    In this week’s episode, how the Taylor Geospatial Institute is working to make St. Louis the nation’s geospatial technology hub; a fellowship designed to give undergraduate students real life experience in local arts organizations; New York Times best-selling young adult author Roshani Chokshi explains the inspiration for her Gilded Wolves series ; a new discovery at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has potential to improve cassava yields, a staple crop, across the globe; and Hollywood producers are turning an inspirational true St. Louis story into a movie.

    Taylor Geospatial Institute
    The Taylor Geospatial Institute is joining with civic, academic and government institutions to make St. Louis the nation’s geospatial technology hub.

    The Regional Arts Commission’s Gyo Obata Fellowship
    The Gyo Obata Fellowship with the Regional Arts Commission gives undergraduate students an opportunity to work in local nonprofit arts organizations.

    “The Bronzed Beast,” A conversation with author Roshani Chokshi
    In “The Gilded Wolves” series, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with the final riveting tale as full of mystery and danger.

    Research in St. Louis to Provide Disease Resistance Strategies for Cassava and Other Crops Globally
    International research team’s discovery reveals a mutation responsible for type of disease resistance, offering hope for the future of cassava and other crops.

    “On Fire” Headed for the Big Screen
    Hollywood producers are turning a true St. Louis story into a movie based on the book, “On FIre,” about a badly burned boy, and the help he got from Jack Buck.