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Rochester Science Café

The Rochester Science Cafés, presented on the fourth Tuesdays of most months, are a collaboration between the University of Rochester and RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology).  They are held at the Pittsford Barnes & Noble book store in the upstairs common room beginning at 7:00 pm.  

Science cafés are designed to introduce top STEM scientists to a curious public, both young and old. Science cafés are not lectures, they are conversations between the presenters and participants who do not otherwise have access to cutting edge science.  

For more information and history see or contact David Goldfarb.

Fall/Winter Schedule

September 10 (Saturday, 2:00 pm)

“How does noise damage hearing?”
Dr. Patricia White, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Rochester Medical Center

September 27       

“Peering into Earth using Earthquakes and Volcanoes”
Dr. Cynthia Ebinger, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Rochester
October 8 (Saturday, 2:00 pm)

“Using Technology to Boost Inquiry in the Science Classroom”
Dave Miller, MBA, Ed.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Advisor - Online Teaching and Learning
University of Rochester, Warner School of Education
Jason McMurray, M.S.
Teacher, Mentor and STAR Discovery Educator
Eastridge High School, East Irondequoit Central School District

October 25

“Cancer Immunotherapy: Basic science to clinical success”
Dr. John Frelinger, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center
November 12 (Saturday, 2:00 pm)

“Radiation Oncology - The Science of Breast Cancer Care”
Dr. Marilyn Ling, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center

November 22         

“Neurorestoration: Devices, Drugs, and Stem Cells”
Dr. Bradford C. Berk, M.D. Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor in Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, and Pharmacology & Physiology
Director, University of Rochester Neurorestoration Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center
January 24             

“Nanomaterials for drug and cell delivery to promote tissue regeneration”                               
Dr. Danielle S.W. Beniot, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Center for Musculoskeletal Research
Departments of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester