Department News

Rochester Science Café Enters its Eleventh Year

August 20, 2019

The Rochester Science Café is a collaboration between the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. Held at the Pittsford Barnes & Noble book store, the Rochester Science Café is entering its eleventh academic year.  Last year we hosted 7 lively events.

These user-friendly public presentations by local scientists focus on currently relevant STEM topics in the fields of medicine, biology, mathematics, computer science, physical sciences and engineering, optics, and astronomy.  The concept of science cafes is to actively engage non-specialists with the presenter in a casual environment. Presenters—not lecturers—are usually bombarded with questions, opinions and comments.  These events are appropriate for the curious-minded between the ages of 10–110.  Refreshments are offered.  Check out our Facebook page and blog.

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University of Rochester physics professor Adam Frank presents to a packed room

During the fall of 2019 we are offering three fascinating presentations by young faculty from the University of Rochester. 

September 24            
“Health around the clock: human circadian rhythm in health and disease” 
Dr. Brian J. Altmann
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics

October 22                 
“Bacterial seashells: How to build your environment using bacteria”
Dr. Anne Meyer
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

November 26 
“Perception as controlled hallucination”
Dr. Edmund Lalor
Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience