Science Cafés and Cafe' Conversations are a venue for students to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting.
All cafés start promptly at 5:00 pm in the Front Room located in Baker Center. Free coffee for the first 50 people.
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Fall 2014 Discussions
Sept. 10: Monica Burdick,Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Cafe Conversations Sept. 17: Paschal Younge, Music
Sept. 24: Ryan Fogt, Geography
Oct. 8: Brooke Hallowell, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Cafe Conversations Oct. 15: Loreen Giese, English
Oct. 22: Jason Trembly, Mechanical Engineering & Ohio Coal Research Center
Nov. 5: Doug Clowe, Physics and Astronomy
Cafe Conversations Nov. 12: Geoff Dabelko, Environmental Studies
Nov. 19: Dina Lopez, Geological Sciences
Dec. 3: Justin Holub, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Spring 2015 Discussions
Jan. 21: Carl Brune, Physics and Astronomy
Feb. 4: David Rosenthal, Environmental & Plant Biology
Cafe Conversations Feb. 11: Chester Pach, History
Feb. 18: Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, Geological Sciences
Cafe Conversations Mar. 11: Katherine Jellison, History
Mar. 18: Christopher France, Psychology
Apr. 1: Anne Loucks, Biological Sciences
Spring 2014 Discussions
Jan. 22: Sarah Wyatt, Environmental and Plant Biology
Feb. 05: Saw Hla, Physics and Astronomy
Feb. 19: Scott Moody, Biological Sciences
Cafe Conversations Feb. 26: Haley Duschinski, Sociology and Anthropology
Mar. 19: Mark McMills, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Cafe Conversations Mar. 26: Roger Cooper, Media Arts and Studies
April 02: Julie Suhr, Psychology
Fall 2013 Discussions
Sept 11: Janet Duerr, Biological Sciences, "Genes: Are We Just Big, Smart Worms?"
Cafe' ConversationsSept. 18: John Gilliom, Political Sciences "The Death of Big Brother and the Rise of the Surveillance Society"
Sept. 25: Larry Witmer, Biomedical Sciences, "Fleshing out Dinosaurs... in 3D!"
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Oct. 9: Savas Kaya, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, "Nanoscale *& Engineering: Hype or Opportunity?
Cafe' Conversations Oct. 16: Bill Condee, Interdisciplinary Arts
Oct. 23: David Tees, Physics and Astronomy, "TBD"
Nov. 6: Alycia Stigall, Geological Sciences, "Fossil Invasion! Studying Ancient Species to Help Predict Consequences of Modern Invasion"
Nov. 20: Deb McAvoy, Civil Engineering, "TBD"
Dec. 4: John Kopchick, Biomedical Sciences and Edison Biotechnology Institute, "TBD"
Spring 2013 Discussions
Jan. 23: Jared Deforest, Environmental and Plant Biology, "Chemical Climate Change and Sustainability"
Feb. 6: Bob Klein, Mathematics
Feb. 20: Mario Grijalva, Biomedical Sciences
**SPECIAL CAFE' CONVERSATIONS** Feb. 27: Michele Morrone, Social and Public Health
**SPECIAL CAFE' CONVERSATIONS** Mar 20: John Sabraw, Art
**SPECIAL CAFE' CONVERSATIONS** Mar. 27: Tom Hodson, Journalism
Apr. 3: Geoff Buckley, Geography
Fall 2012 Discussions
Sept 05: Frank Schwartz, Specialty Medicine, "Socioeconomic Stress, Appalachia and Chronic Disease"
Sept. 19: Art Trese, Environmental & Plant Biology, "Sustainability: Alternative Agriculture"
**SPECIAL CAFE' CONVERSATIONS** Sept. 26: Andre Gribou, Music, "The History of Rock and Roll"
Oct. 3: Christine Gidycz, Psychology, "Bystander Behavior and Violence on College Campuses"
**SPECIAL CAFE' CONVERSATIONS** Oct. 24: Tom Vander Ven, Sociology and Anthropology, "Why Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard"
Oct. 31: Natalie Kruse, Voinovich School, "Sustainability: Mining and Mine Reclamation"
Nov. 14: Tad Malinski, Chemistry and Biochemistry, "The Science of Art Restoration & Identification"
Nov. 28 Joe Shields, Physics and Astronomy, "Hunting Black Holes with the Hubble"
RESCHEDULED TO Dec. 5: Martin Kordesch, Physics and Astronomy, "The Physics of Music"
April 04: Willem Roosenburg, Biological Sciences, "Turtles: Why Girls are Hot and Boys are Cool"
April 18: Keith Milam, Geological Sciences, "Virtual Geology: Unraveling Planetary Secrets from Afar"
May 02: Darlene Berryman, Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, "Big Fat Myths: What You Didn't Know about Obesity"
Winter 2012 Discussions
Jan. 11: Dr. Michael Braasch, Electrical Engineering and Avionics Engineering Center, "Iron Stomachs & White Knuckles - Navigation System Flight Testing"
Jan. 12: The PhD Movie, Free Admission
Jan. 25: Dr. Molly Morris, Biological Sciences, "Beyond Match.com: Alternative Mating Strategies"
Feb. 08: Dr. Greg Van Patten, Chemistry and Biochemistry, "The Big Deal about Small Stuff"
Feb. 22:Peggy Zoccola, Psychology, "Stress: Bad Thoughts, Bad Health?"
Mar. 07: Madappa Prakash, Physics & Astronomy, "Extreme States of Matter from Explosive Events in the Universe"
Fall 2011 Discussions
Sept. 14: Dr. Brian McCarthy, Environmental & Plant Biology, "From the Brink of Extinction: the American Chestnut"
Sept. 28: Dr. Erin Murphy, Biomedical Sciences, "Bacteria: The Good, the Bad and the Resistant"
Oct. 12: Dr. Dave Bayless, Mechanical Engineering, "Powering the World with Pond Scum"
Oct. 26: Dr. James Lein, Geography, "The Geography of Tomorrow: The Science of Futures Research"
Spring 2011 Discussions
March 30:Dr. Alycia Stigall, Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, OHIO Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, "Overturn of the Biotics: Predicting Biodiversity Change with Fossils"
April 13: Dr. Harvey Ballard, Associate Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology, "How Violets will Change the World"
April 27: Dr. Jolie Cizewski, Professor of Physics, Rutgers University, "The Magic Numbers of Maria Goeppert Mayer: From the Manhattan Project to the Future"
Winter 2011 Discussions
Jan. 12: Dr. Martin Mohlenkamp, Associate Professor, Mathematics, "Developing in silico Methods to do Virtual Science."
Jan. 26: Dr. Stephen Bergmeier, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, "Chemistry, the class you love to hate, and Drug Discovery."
Feb. 9: Dr. Dan Hembree, Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, "The Secrets of Burrowing Biota: Understanding Ancient Traces of Life through Modern Organisms."
Feb. 23: Dr. Kelly Johnson, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Voinovich School, "Mayflies, Minnows, and Acid Mine Drainage: The Science of Stream Restorations."
March 9: Dr. Brook Marcks, Assistant Professor, Psychology, "From Thoughts to Obsessions: A Closer Look at Obsessive Compulsive Disorders."
Fall 2010 Schedule:
Sept. 22: Dr. Gar Rothwell, Environmental & Plant Biology, "Paleobotany and Plant Evolution"
Oct. 6: Drs. Shawn Ostermann (EECS), Hans Kruse (Information & Telecommunications Systems), Phil Campbell (Information & Telecommunications Systems), "Wireless Networking in Challenging Environments: the Barbarism of Baker to the Perils of Pluto"
Oct. 20: Dr. Julie Owens, Psychology, "Evaluating Treatments for ADHD: A Multi-Dimensional Approach"
Nov. 3: Dr. Eric Stinaff (Physics and Astronomy), "Where's my iQuanta: Is quantum information processing the future of computers?"
Spring 2010 Schedule:
April 7: Dr. Stephen Reilly, Biological Sciences, "The Biology of Walking and Running"
April 21: Dr. Ken Hicks, Physics & Astronomy, "From Quarks to the Big Bang"
May 5: Dr. Susan Williams, Biomedical Sciences, "Food for thought: the Evolution and Ontogeny of Feeding Mammals"
May 19: Dr. Ronaldo Vigo, Psychology, "Molecules of the Mind"
June 2: Dr. Maarten Uijit de Haag, Engineering/Avionics, "Navigation: Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere"
Winter 2010 Schedule:
Jan. 13: Dr. Doug Clowe, Physics and Astronomy, "The Dark Side of the Universe"
Jan. 27: Dr. Julie Suhr, Psychology, "Measuring your Mind"
Feb. 10: Dr. Morgan Vis, Environmental & Environmental Plant Biology, "Red Algae-Tree of life, huh?"
Feb. 24: Dr. Damian Nance, Geological Sciences, "From Grains of Sand to Supercontinents: Reconstructing Earth's Geographic Past"
March 10: Dr. Jeff Rack, Chemistry & Biochemistry, "Chemical Chameleons"
Fall 2009 Schedule:
Sept. 30: Dr. Gerri Botte, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, "Alternative Energy: The Search for Fuel"
Oct. 14: Dr. Larry Witmer, Biomedical Sciences, "Fleshing Out Dinosaur Evolution"
Oct. 28: Dr. Justin Weeks, Psychology, "Social Anxiety: The Fear of Positive Evaluation"