University libraries host a webinar on using Science Cafes

On July 28, 2015, the American Library Association hosted a webinar with two university libraries have used Science Cafes - to engage their communities in important STEM discussions.  Engaging library patrons on science topics can be challenging.   Learn how the Oklahoma State University Library (OSU) and  the University ...

Science Cafe Makes Its Debut in Pakistan

by Imran Parvez Khan & Scott Asakawa

On September 29, 2012, members of the COMSATS Science Society of Pakistan officially made their mark on the development of the public perception and understanding of science by pioneering a Science Café in Islamabad, one of the first to take place ...

Experimenting With Space and Time at a Science Cafe

by Linda Bowden (ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT)

Our Café Scientifque programs were designed to engage adults in casual conversation about critical issues in science. To that end, we have experimented with ways to engage adults in conversations and discover ways ...

Science in (and around) Seattle

by Stephanie Fitzwater (Pacific Science Center) and Tom Steele (KCTS 9)

In the Puget Sound region, Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9 Public Television partner to present a collection of three monthly Science Cafés. Just like most Cafés, ours bring local scientists face-to-face with the general public in ...

A High School Student's Perspective

by Pavan Anant, Tilde Cafe, Branford, CT

I am a High School senior and have been drawn to the Tilde Science Café since the last year or two.  I feel that Tilde Cafe's charm comes from the simplicity of each lecture. Even though I'd like to think that ...

In the "Living Room" of the University

By Karen Lauritsen, Cal Poly Science Cafe


Robert E. Kennedy Library serves the 18,000 students and faculty at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Here, you can order a small cappuccino and croissant to go with your collaborative learning space, your easy iPad checkout and your ...

Growing Your Own Cafe the North Texas Way

by Michael Wolman, Denton Science Café, Denton, TX

Departing from the Eagle County Airport at the start of the ski season is quite a site as the nouveau riche arrive from all over the country for their first crack at Vail’s virgin powder trails and the accompanying wine ...

Conversations Abound

by Mary Kay Bates Ashland Science on Tap, Ashland, WI

Nestled on Wisconsin’s north coast on Lake Superior is Ashland, a town of 8600 residents with a history of mining, logging and paper mills. As those industries faded into the past, the population declined accordingly.

Now Ashland ...

Putting on a Themed Cafe: "Out of This World"

by Dick Conklin, February 2012

In Daytona Beach, Florida the first Science Café meeting of 2012 was titled "Finding Life Beyond Earth," a theme first featured on PBS/WGBH's NOVA program last October 19. The discussion, which drew a standing-room-only crowd of 46 people to Sweet Marlays' downtown coffee ...

Don't be afraid to ask for help

by Kishore Hari, Down to a Science, San Francisco, CA

It was less than a year into starting my café.  It had grown so popular that I moved to a Nightclub on an off night – one that could handle hundreds of people. I was coming off my ...


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