Wooster Science Café comes to Broken Rocks

Eight monthly events on tap, beginning Thursday, Sept. 1

11 August, 2016 by John Hopkins

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Wooster Science Café returns for its fourth crowd-pleasing season of thought-provoking insights and lively conversation on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., when Professor L. R. “Skip” Nault from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center presents “The Art and Science of Fly Fishing…and Tying” at Broken Rocks Café, 123 E. Liberty St., in downtown 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 Broken Rocks Café. All programs begin at 7 p.m.

Here is the full schedule of this year’s events

Thursday, Sept. 1

“The Art and Science of Fly Fishing…and Tying”
Dr. L.R. “Skip” Nault
The Ohio State University, OARDC

Thursday, Oct. 6

“Crude Oil: How Would the World Economy Fare Without It?”
Dr. Victor Ujor
The Ohio State University, ATI

Thursday, Nov. 3

“Racing to 270: The Science of the Electoral College”
Dr. Angela Bos
The College of Wooster

Thursday, Dec. 1

“Ancient Maya Queens”
Dr. Olivia Navarro-Farr
The College of Wooster

Thursday, Feb. 2

“The Future of Rainforests”
Dr. Marilyn Loveless
The College of Wooster

Thursday, March 2

“Why is Rubber Ohio’s ‘Gold’? Dandelion as a New Rubber Crop for Ohio”
Dr. Katrina Cornish
The Ohio State University, OARDC

Thursday, April 6

“Earth’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes”
Dr. Meagen Pollock
The College of Wooster

Thursday, May 4

“Genome Editing: What Does It Mean to Have a ‘Word Processor for Genes’?”
Dr. David Francis
The Ohio State University, OARDC