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.

April Science Cafés

April Queen Anne Science Café

"The Childhood Vaccine Controversy"
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7 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

Worms With Dementia: How we study ALS and Alzheimer's
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. - Swiss Restaurant & Pub

Ever wonder how scientists study ALS and Alzheimer's? Join the UW's Laura Taylor in a discussion of human dementia and learn how worms are used in the lab to study the early progression of ALS and Alzheimer's disease.

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

May Science Cafés

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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.