Wooster Science Cafe returns to First Amendment Public House

Series continues on Sept. 25 with "Beyond 'Moneyball'"

8 September, 2014 by John Hopkins

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Wooster Science Café will continue its 2014-15 program when Drew Pasteur, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at The College of Wooster, presents “Beyond ‘Moneyball’: How Statisticians Are Changing the Game in Pro Sports” on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., at the First Amendment Public House, 150 W. Liberty St., in Wooster.

Science cafes are grassroots events that have sprung up all over the world, bringing together scientists and non-scientists in casual settings for lively, engaging conversation – all in plain English – on current science topics of interest. Each presenter provides a brief introduction to the evening’s topic and then facilitates a discussion.

Here is the rest of this year’s Wooster Science Café schedule:

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
“Beyond ‘Moneyball’: How Statisticians Are Changing the Game in Pro Sports”
Drew Pasteur, The College of Wooster

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
“Do Not Drink the Water: Harmful Algal Blooms in Ohio”
Justin Chaffin, The Ohio State University, Stone Laboratory

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
“Ebola, Smallpox Vials, and Links Between Microbes and Behavior: A Discussion of Microbiology in the News”
Stephanie Strand, The College of Wooster

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
“Social Networking By Plants: How Plants Communicate With Each Other and the Insects That Eat Them”
Don Cipollini, Wright State University

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
“Choice or Destiny: The Changing Role of Genes in Shaping Our Lives”
Dean Fraga, The College of Wooster

Thursday, March 26, 2015
“Biological Farming and the Inputs of the Greener Revolution”
Brian McSpadden Gardener, The Ohio State University, OARDC

Thursday, April 23, 2015
“From Medicine Cabinets to Streams: An Investigation of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment”
Melissa Schultz, The College of Wooster

All programs begin at 7 p.m., at the First Amendment Public House, 150 Liberty St., Wooster.

The Wooster Science Café is co-sponsored by The College of Wooster and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center of The Ohio State University, and hosted by the First Amendment Public House.