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 And be sure to check out our Teen Science Cafés.

March Science Cafés

March Queen Anne Science Café

"Viruses for Cancer Immunotherapy"
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. - T.S. McHugh's

Viruses that normally make us sick are being engineered to help our immune systems to fight cancer. Join Dr. Semih Tareen of Seattle biotech Juno Therapeutics in a discussion on the science behind the broad field of Cancer Immunotherapy, and see why it was chosen as the scientific breakthrough of 2013 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Did you know? Seattle is a leader in this field with its unique collection of non-profits and biotechs dedicated to cancer immunotherapy.

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

March Eastside Science Café

"Current State of Food Allergy"
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7 p.m. - Wilde Rover

What happens when you eat something you are allergic to? Join Dr. David Jeong of Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center as he discusses the epidemiology of food allergy, how food allergies manifest, and new diagnostic tests and treatments on the horizon.

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

March Tacoma Science Café

"Could Tacoma Become Another Pompeii?"
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. - Swiss Restaurant & Pub

Future eruptions of Mount Rainier will have profound effects on surrounding communities. How might its eruptions be similar or different from that of Mount Vesuvius? Will we have warning of an impending eruption? A look back at the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens provides some interesting comparisons. With Steve Malone, PhD, Department of Earth & Space Sciences, University of Washington.

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

April Science Cafés

April Queen Anne Science Café

"The Childhood Vaccine Controversy"
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. - T.S. McHugh's

Seattle Children's Research Institute researcher and pediatrician, Dr. Doug Opel, discusses why more parents have become hesitant to vaccinate their children and his research around how best to communicate with them about the importance of childhood vaccines.

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

April Eastside Science Café

"Fighting Fire With Fire"
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7 p.m. - Wilde Rover

Learn how scientists are using a genetically engineered malaria parasite as a vaccine to eradicate history's deadliest disease. With Brandon Sack, PhD. of Seattle Biomedical Research Institute.

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

April Tacoma Science Café

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. - Swiss Restaurant & Pub

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

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future Science Café speakers please contact us at science.cafe@pacsci.org.


This program is currently made possible by support from Intellectual Ventures and Fluke Corporation. This program is also made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health.

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