Wooster Science Café returns to the First Amendment Public House

Seven monthly events on tap, beginning Thursday, Sept. 17

09 September, 2015 by John Hopkins

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Wooster Science Café returns for its third season of thought-provoking insights and lively conversation on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., when Professor John Lindner presents “Pluto Unveiled: The New Horizons Flyby of the Pluto-Charon Double Planet” 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.

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. 

Here is the full schedule for this year’s Science Café:

Thursday, Sept. 17
“Pluto Unveiled: The New Horizons Flyby of the Pluto-Charon Double Planet”
Dr. John Lindner, The College of Wooster

Thursday, Oct. 22
“Lessons from Space Shuttle Columbia a Decade Later”
Dr. Matt Melis, NASA Glenn Research Center

Thursday, Nov. 19
“Coughing, Sneezing, Itching, Wheezing: The Biology and Sociology of Allergies and Asthma”
Immunology Students, The College of Wooster

Thursday, Jan. 21
“The Science of Learning and Memory”
Dr. Amy Jo Stavnezer, The College of Wooster

Thursday, Feb. 18
“Malnutrition and Gut Health”
Dr. Anastasia Vlasova, The Ohio State University, OARDC

Thursday, March 17
“Sex, Drugs, and Kidney Failure: New Approaches to Mosquito Control”
Dr. Laura Sirot, The College of Wooster
Dr. Peter Piermarini, The Ohio State University, OARDC

Thursday, April 21
“Reducing Our Carbon Footprint”
Dr. Fred Michel, Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network and The Ohio State University, OARDC

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