Assembly Series Lecture: Janine Benyus

March 19, 2009
Janine Benyus, Biomimicry Institute
Graham Chapel


Janine Benyus of the Biomimicry Institute will deliver a lecture titled "Biomimicry: Building From Nature's Blueprints" as part of the Washington University Assembly Series. Biomimicry is a new discipline that studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to create more sustainable designs.

The Biomimicry Institute is based in Missoula, MT. Its mission is to naturalize biomimicry in our culture by promoting the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology to sustainable human systems design.

For a half-century, the Washington University Assembly Series has brought some of the most important voices in contemporary society to campus. The lectures, which represent a broad range of topics designed to complement the University's curriculum, are free and open to the public.

The lecture is part of the Engineers Without Borders Series.