Cafe Scientifique de Juneau
The UAS Natural Science Department has initiated Cafe Scientifique de Juneau.
The UAS Natural Science Department has initiated Cafe Scientifique de Juneau. The monthly gathering meets at the popular Downtown Juneau café The SilverBow. A new theme is chosen each month and faculty, staff, student, and the general public are invited to share their theories on the chosen topic. Some theories are interesting, others enlightening, and some are meant to be funny, but all the theories are used to enhance the audiences understanding of how scientific methodology is used to gain a better understanding.
Asst. Prof of Physics Matt Heavner and Asst. Prof of Chemistry Lisa Hoferkamp who organized the first two Café’s said, “for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of beer or wine, anyone can come and explore the latest ideas in science and technology. It is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable and fun.”
In its first two months, the Café has attracted more than 100 participants.