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Science Cafe

An exciting evening of eating, drinking, and discussing all things science.

Susan Barton

on 6 January 2010

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Transcript of Science Cafe

Science Cafe Feeding A Hungry Mind…The Science Cafe is a place where anyone interested in science can get together in an informal setting to discuss major science issues with the help of an expert in the field. It is free and open to the public.
The science cafe format has spread across the globe in a grassroots way, adapting to different cultures and audiences. Despite this diversity, there are two shared values reflected in every science cafe:
First Second Science cafes actively engage everyone attending. A successful science cafe creates a comfortable atmosphere that invites everyone to join the conversation. Science cafes welcome people who do not typically engage in discussions about science. Science Cafes are not exclusive club meetings
for scientists and science majors.
Best of all, it is not a lecture! It is a forum for exploring new frontiers in Science and Technology. The evening is dedicated to informal discussion, eating and drinking. What does a meeting look like? Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation.

A scientist gives a brief presentation and sometimes
shows a short video clip to kick off discussion. There are many variations. Some begin with a game or a science trivia quiz.
Others begin with casual conversation between attendees.

Refreshments can be purchased, or served free if the organizing group has money to cover the cost.
Drinks are purchased by the individual. Cafe Names Each cafe develops its own name
Café Sci Somerville, MA
Science Pub Portland, Or
Science on Tap Seattle, WA
The Science Cafe Houston, TX
Cafe Scientifique Boulder, CO
Examples of Topics discussed: From the SciCafe St. Petersburg:
Building on the Scale of Molecules …Nanotechnology
What Does it Take to Be Green? …Our Future, Our Decision
Caffeine May Be Good for You…Is your Cuppa Joe keeping you Awake at Night? If you miss a meeting: Each cafe usually has a website or blog for sharing the information from the meeting.
Let’s check it out at http://www.sciencecafes.org/
Would this work in your area? Problem solve the issues involved in having a Science Cafe in your area.
How would access to a Science Cafe benefit your community?
Group discussion
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