“We” the organizers are a group of graduate students and faculty in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  With the Science Cafe, our primary goal is to engage the broader community in science discourse outside University walls, with a target audience of adult, non-scientific community members (kids enjoy our Cafes as well though!).  We run our events throughout the academic year, typically hosting once a month. All events are free, open, and targeted to the public.