Cafe this Thur (5/11)

We’re gearing up for the final café of the semester, as well as our first annual Science After Dark.  Check out the poster below for more details:new may poster


Next Café – Thur Apr. 13th

Our next café of the semester is quickly approaching!  How do animals use energy more efficiently?  It turns out that a lot of the tendons in our bodies act like springs, helping us store energy and use it in a powerful way.  Come listen to Dr. Michael Rosario, OEB alum, creator of our favorite song, and current post-doc at Brown University, talk about his research into tendons and how they influence movement. Check out the event flier below:

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Next Café – Thur. 3/9

Our next café following quickly on the heels of our last – next Thur. 3/9, we will be hearing from Dr. Lynnette Sievert from the UMass Anthropology department.  We’ll be talking about the evolution of menopause across species and and human cultures.  What does it mean to be a species that outlives the reproductive years?  Find out 3/9 at 6pm in the Nacul Center.  Check out the event poster below:


Panel – Postponed!

Due to the expected Snowpocalypse tomorrow, we’re postponing our much-anticipated panel two weeks.  The new date will be Thurs. Feb. 23rd at 6pm.  Venue currently TBD – we will update you as soon as we have that information.  Thanks for your patience – see you in a few weeks!  Our other events for this semester are continuing as scheduled.snowflake_macro_photography_1

Don’t Miss Our First Café of the Semester!

Science Café is bringing back the panel format!  First used for our event on scientific literacy in the digital age, we’re now excited to bring you an hour and a half long panel that will center the stories of three biologists working in the Pioneer Valley.  The panel will take place on Thur. Feb. 9th at 6pm in the Nacul Center.  Check out the full poster below:


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Drumroll, Please…

Check out our full Spring 2017 lineup, featuring a special hour-and-a-half long panel on what it’s like to be a scientist in the Pioneer Valley, as well as three fantastic standard-format cafés!  We can’t wait to bring you another full semester of sience at the Nacul Center.  Have a look at our dates, speakers, and titles below:


The panel will include Dr. Allison Roy (United States Geological Survey), Jeff Boettner (UMass Amherst), and Dr. Patty Brennan (Mt. Holyoke College).  Hope to see you there!