BG Science Cafe

Upcoming

  • Apr 27 – Artificial Intelligence: When will we be the Servants of Computers? – Jannai Shields
  • May 25 – Graffiti in Mammoth Cave – Joe Douglas
  • Jun 29 – 1800’s Efforts to Deny Ethnic Inferiority: Based on Evidence, Evaluated by Humans – Sam McFarland
  • Jul 27 – Organ Donation: The Gift of Life – Kimberly Wardlow
  • Aug 31 – A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings: exploring non-linear responses related to Climate Change – Nick Fortune
  • Sep 28 – Cool Clocks: Biological Rhythms in the Arctic – Noah Ashley

Previous Events

2020

  • Mar 30 – canceled due to social distancing precautions to slow the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Feb 24 – Homicide Forensics: Studying at The Body Farm – Julie Scott
  • Jan 27 – Number Non-Sense: To Infinity and Beyond – Bruce Kessler

2019

  • Nov 25 – Constructing Buildings That Survive – Mahtab Oroojii
  • Oct 28 – Economies of Scale: Optimizing Productivity – Allison Hohenstein
  • Sep 30 – Neutron Stars: Weird Objects, Perfect Clocks – Jason Boyles
  • Aug 26 – Interventions for Cognitive Aging: Science vs. Pseudoscience – Matthew Shake
  • Jul 29 – Recognizing Emotions in the Faces of Others – Andy Mienaltowski
  • Jun 24 – Bones to Ballistic Tongues: How Animals Catch and Kill – Steve Huskey
  • May 27 – Brave New World: CRISPR and Genetic Engineering – Michael Killen
  • Apr 29 – Sign Language, Technology, and the Recognition of Deaf Culture – Tony Peavler (presented in ASL, with translation for the signing impaired)
  • Mar 25 – Let’s Talk About Memory – Jean Neils-Strunjas
  • Feb 25 – Hijacking Cells: An Internal Terrorist Crisis? – Simran Banga
  • Jan 28 – Modern Material to Treat an Ancient Problem: Wastewater Management – Matthew Nee

2018

  • Jan 29 –
  • Feb 26 – Education in Kentucky: How We Should Talk About It – Patricia Minter
  • Mar 26 – Inside Our Brains: The Autism Spectrum – Michele Elkins
  • Apr 30 – Advocating for Science: Your Ability to Change Public Policy – Ashlee Wilkins
  • May 28 – Ongoing Battle to Save Honey Bees – John Benham
  • Jun 25 – What’s Upstream From Our Kitchen Taps – Lee Bledsoe
  • Jul 30 – Black Holes Don’t Suck: Einstein and Gravitational Waves – Mike Carini
  • Aug 27 – Psychological Sciences Goes to the Olympics – and Wins Gold! – Betsy Shoenfelt
  • Sep 24 – Kentucky Underwater: Geologic History of our Region – Fred Siewers
  • Oct 29 – Our Hidden, Bonus Landscapes: World Class Caves of South-Central Kentucky – Chris Groves
  • Nov 26 – Corvette: A History of Performance Innovation – Damian Zink

2017

  • Jan 30 – Gender Identity: By Choice or By Birth? – Lance Hahn
  • Feb 27 – Storm Chasing: Tornadoes! And it’s a class. – Josh Durkee
  • Mar 27 – I Speak For The Trees: Keeping Our Canopy – Jared Weaver
  • Apr 24 – Impact of Viruses on Evolution and the Biosphere – Rodney King
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2016

  • Jan 26 – Smart Eyes: A New Way To Reveal How We Think and What We Learn – Leslie North
  • Feb 29 – Stalking an Extinct Dung Beetle in War-Torn Angola, Africa – Keith Phillips
  • Mar 28 – What’s for Dinner?: Genetically Modified Food – Linda Brown
  • Apr 25 – The Baby Experience: The Role Parents Play – Diane Lickenbrock
  • May 30 – Life Beyond Earth: ET, Humans in Space, and Interstellar Travel – Richard Gelderman
  • Jun 27 – Drones That Do No Evil – Chris Higgins
  • Jul 25 – Visualizing 11 Dimensions – Thad Roberts
  • Aug 29 – Spice Things Up!: Add To Your Cooking – Julie Lee
  • Sep 26 – Solar Energy: Can It Scale? – Thad Druffel
  • Oct 24 – Counting Opinion: The Art and Science of Measuring Public Opinion – Joel Turner
  • Nov 26 – Industrial Hemp: Potential, Profits & Policy – Todd Willian

2015

  • Aug 25 – Cosmic Creation: From Personal Musings of “Where Does It All Come From?” to The Detailed Measure Of Our Universe – Richard Gelderman
  • Sep 29 – Angst: How Threats to Identity and Existence Make Us Hate Art, Skip Sunscreen, and Join Extremist Groups – Aaron Wichman
  • Oct 27 – Inventing and Innovating with 3D Printers – Joel Lenoir
  • Nov 24 – Star Wars: Commication Across A Galaxy – Bruce Kessler
  • Dec 29 – So You Want To Be Immortal? – Dana Bradley

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