Monday, May 21, 2007

Science + Beer = ?

Seattle's own Science Cafe, Science on Tap just got a nice write-up in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer today. Science Cafes were started in the late 90's by Duncan Dallas in Leeds England. In the UK, they're called Cafe Scientifique. I organized a symposium at last year's American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting and invited Mr. Dallas to speak. He is a really laid back guy that has a passion for connecting scientists and the public. He also came up with the Science Cafe mission:

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.

Cafe Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable.

Science on Tap does the same thing the last Monday of every month and in so doing. takes over the Pub at Ravenna's Third Place Books.

This month, their event is tonight because of Memorial day. The speaker and topic is:

Kristina Adams
UW Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
"The Human Chimera: how fetal cells trafficking across the placenta can persist in the mother long-term and contribute to health and disease"
May 21st 2007, 7pm

See you there!

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