The Pennsylvania State University Ecology Graduate Student Organization began a Science Café initiative in 2014 to: 1) engage the broader community in discussions on science-related topics; and 2) provide students with an opportunity to broaden outreach and communication skills in an informal setting. Since its inception, Science Café has hosted numerous events focused on topics such as invasive species, deep-sea exploration and fungal threats to biodiversity. Our events are hosted at Schlow Library’s Community Room and open to all community members, including children and individuals associated with the university.
Our schedule for the spring 2017 semester is as follows:
February 21, 2017 – Chemical contaminants in the environment
Featuring: Alison Franklin (Soil Science) & Michael Shreve (Envir. Engineering)
March 21, 2017 – People and the environment
Featuring: Christopher Hazel (Architecture) & Elly Engle (Rural Sociology)
April 27, 2017 – The Future is here
Featuring: David Stupski (Biology) & Alyssa Pittenger (Arts Education)
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