Science Café

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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 7:30 p.m. - T.S. McHugh's

Dave Aucsmith, Ph.D., Microsoft

T.S. McHugh's is located at 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.

July Tacoma Science Café

"Health & Adolescent Social Media Use"
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - Swiss Restaurant & Pub

Megan Moreno, Ph.D., Seattle Children's Research Institute

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is located at 1904 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402.

July Eastside Science Café

"Challenges and Progress in Renewable Energies"
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 7 p.m. - Wilde Rover

Fundamental research in energy conversion from renewable sources has been on-going for several decades. In many cases, progress is often determined by limitations imposed by physics. At the July Eastside Science Café, join Intellectual Ventures' Fred Sharifi, Ph.D., to discuss why nature often makes advances in this sector very challenging.

Wilde Rover is located in downtown Kirkland at 111 Central Way.

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This program is currently made possible by support from Intellectual Ventures and Seattle Children's Hospital. This program is also made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health.

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