Portsmouth Science Cafe

 

The Portsmouth Science Café provides a unique chance for members of the public to learn about and discuss issues in contemporary science from local scientists in a relaxed atmosphere. The Science Café is free and open to all.

The Portsmouth Science Cafés, co-sponsored by University of New Hampshire, NH EPSCoR, and the Portsmouth Brewery, and hosted by Dr. Cameron Wake, provide a unique chance for members of the public to learn about issues in contemporary science from scientists who lead the research in the relaxed atmosphere of a pub. The Science Café, which is free and open to all, is held the Portsmouth Brewery’s Jimmy LaPanza Lounge.  The Portsmouth Science Cafés are commonly held once a month on Wednesday Evenings from 6-8 pm.

Science Café’s originated in Europe as a way to percolate discussion among scientists and citizens with the aim of increasing local understanding.  Science cafés spread to the U.S. and today over 31 states have some form of science café venue.  Science cafés welcome people who may not typically get involved in scientific discussions and provide an opportunity for people with shared interests to gather from all walks of life.

Podcasts from the Fall 2012 series and Spring 2013 series are available for download.

For further questions or to be added to a mailing list regarding future events and broadcasts, contact: Evelyn Jones NH EPSCoR at (603) 862-1804 or Evelyn.Jones@unh.edu