Rockville Science Café meets every third Tuesday of the month. Science Café is open to people of all ages and backgrounds, is free to attend, and features a scientist engaging and leading a discussion that encourages conversation, debate, and interaction. Rockville Science Cafe is currently held at Branded ’72 at 387 E. Gude Drive. The presentation begins at 7:00pm; those wishing to buy dinner or a drink often arrive at 6 or 6:30 to get a table.
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In 2008 after many successful years of Rockville Science Days, a group assembled to discuss the goal of creating a Science Center. The Rockville Consortium for Science led the discussion and the most appealing idea was to begin a series of science cafés. Four people met and planned the first one for January 2009. The presenter was a fascinating researcher working on Shady Grove Road with Cotton Rats, a contact of Councilwoman Marcuccio. In February a second program followed on evolution with a celebration of Darwin’s birthday. Since then dynamic and sometimes challenging discussions have occurred every month. Not only do the audience members benefit but routinely our presenters comment on the value they derive from some wonderful questions often “outside the box”. During the six years of the Rockville Science Cafés we have covered topics in biology, earth science, science policy, and many other cutting edge scientific concepts, all aided by our partnership with Sigma Chi. Examples of topics have ranged from the anatomy of whooping cranes to the human microbiome.
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For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruth Hanessian at 301-674-RUTH (7884) or call the Rockville Science Center at 240-FUN-8111.