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
July Queen Anne Science Café
"Sleep & Behavior in Youth"
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. - T.S. McHugh's
With Michelle Garrison, Ph.D., UW Dept. of Health Services & Seattle Children's Research Institute.
T.S. McHugh's is located at 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
July Eastside Science Café
"Biodiversity in the Wildlands of South America"
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 7 p.m. - Wilde Rover
South America's immense wildlands contain the most important reservoir of biodiversity left on Earth, operating as the heart and lungs of the planet. Yet these areas lack sufficient high-quality research into their biodiversity and how to protect it. At the July Eastside Science Café, join the Pacific Biodiversity Institute's Peter Morrison to explore how his local organization spearheads and supports research and conservation efforts in these fascinating ecosystems.
Wilde Rover is located in downtown Kirkland at 111 Central Way.
July Tacoma Science Café
"Genetic Warfare: Barriers to Infection & How Viruses Break Through"
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. - Swiss Restaurant & Pub
Viruses and animals have been engaged in an evolutionary arms race for millions of years, evolving and counter-evolving in an attempt to get a leg up. At the July Tacoma Science Café, join the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Greg Brennan, D.V.M., Ph.D., to discover how this conflict has led to some of the most serious epidemics in modern times, and how we're learning to try to control them.
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is located at 1904 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402.
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 MetLife Foundation. This program is also made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health.