Science Cafés bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in the comfortable, lively atmosphere of a neighborhood café or pub. The evening begins with a brief presentation by a scientist, which kicks off an extended discussion session between the scientist and audience. Previous cafés have covered climate science, evolution and religion, robotics, and health care, just to name a few. All Science Cafés are free to the public, open to all ages and no science background is required! Learn More
April Queen Anne Science Café
"Digging In: The Construction & Activities of Seattle's Big Bertha"
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 7:30 p.m. - T.S. McHugh's
The State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct has been a fixture of Seattle's skyline and a vital north-south route through downtown for nearly 60 years. In summer 2013, the world's largest-diameter tunneling machine began digging the SR 99 tunnel, the centerpiece of the state's efforts to replace the seismically vulnerable viaduct. At the April Queen Anne Science Café, join Dave Sowers, Deputy Program Administrator for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, for a talk on tunneling activities and construction near the tunnel's north and south portals.
T.S. McHugh's is located at 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
April Tacoma Science Café
"Rethinking Common Allergy Myths"
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - Swiss Restaurant & Pub
These days we hear a lot about allergies, but what are they and where do they come from? Is allergy testing reliable? There's a lot of talk about preventing or curing allergies, but is there rigorous scientific evidence to back claims? At the April Tacoma Science Cafe, join Kevin Dooms, Ph.D., to explore what we know about allergies and tackle common misperceptions about these health issues.
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is located at 1904 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402.
April Eastside Science Café
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 7 p.m. - Wilde Rover
With Yoshi Kohno, Ph.D., Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, UW.
Wilde Rover is located in downtown Kirkland at 111 Central Way.
All Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS9 and are available for online viewing. If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future Science Café speakers please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Science Cafés are presented in partnership with KCTS 9 Public Television. This program is currently made possible by support from the Fluke Corporation and Seattle Children's Hospital. This program is also made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health.