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April 3 Science Café to feature Dr. Sarah Wyatt and “Growing (Plants) Beyond Gravity”

Dr. Sarah Wyatt will be the featured guest for the final Science Café event of spring semester on Wed., April 3, at 5 p.m. at The Front Room Coffeehouse in Baker University Center. The event will also be live-streamed via YouTube.

Free coffee coupons will be provided to the first 50 people who arrive at each event in person.

“Growing (Plants) Beyond Gravity”

Dr. Wyatt’s presentation, entitled "Growing (Plants) Beyond Gravity,” will discuss how gravity is fundamental to life on Earth and the effect it has on plant growth, the positioning of leaves, stems, roots, flowers, seeds and fruits.  During the event, both Wyatt and her students will demonstrate how they study the effects of gravity on plants and their recent experiments aboard the International Space Station.

Sarah Wyatt is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.  She specializes in molecular mechanisms of signaling in plant responses with a focus on how plants respond to gravity.

About the Science Café series

OHIO’s Science Café series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. For additional information, please visit the Science Café website or contact Roxanne Malé-Brune at

March 28, 2024
Staff reports