Are you looking to dig deeper and increase your fascination with science? Are you ready to indulge in heavy scientific discussions led by professors that you know and love? Well, Revolution Café and Bar is hosting “Science Café – Reconstructing Historical Beers.”
Science Cafés usually take place in pubs and coffeehouses, and are open to everyone. Each session features conversations with a scientist about a specific topic. They represent a grassroots movement and tend to vary from place to place worldwide. Science Cafés welcome people who may or may not typically be interested in scientific discussions. They are not exclusive club meetings for scientists and science majors. Rather, Science Cafés can (and do) happen in informal community gathering spaces all over the world.
For the Bryan-College Station area, Science Café started in Fall 2007 as an effort to make scientific conversations more accessible to the public. Once a month, a speaker from the sciences (usually a professor at Texas A&M) presents on a socially relevant scientific topic. The experts will speak for 20 to 30 minutes, and then they will open the floor to question. This month Grace Tsai, from Ship Biscuit and Salted Beef Research Project, will guide the discussion. Grace will deliver a message concerning reconstructing historical beers from archeological findings in the Gulf of Mexico.
In addition to Science Café, there are other science themed cafes that are offered. Some include Rock the Café, which is a national geology-themed Science Café, as well as Cosmic Café, which focuses on physics, astronomy, how the world works, and more. Furthermore, there are BioEthics Cafés, which are part of a program that examines issues facing medical professionals and their patients, and Finding Life Beyond Earth Cafés, which focus on whether or not we’re alone in the universe.
Science Cafés have a little something for everyone and appeal to audiences everywhere. “Science Café – Reconstructing Historical Beers” will be held at Revolution Cafe and Bar on February 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information visit www.sciencecafes.org.