Science Café at 643 Sports Bar + Grill

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Venue: 6-4-3 Sports Bar + Grille, 380 E 8th Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101, 1-270-904-1573

Monday 24 December 2018,
Jolly St. Nicholas

Monday 28 January 2019, 5:30-6:30
Modern Materials To Treat An Ancient Problem: Wastewater Management
Matthew Nee

2018-19 schedule, Bowling Green's Science Cafe current schedule for Bowling Green’s Science Cafe, the last Monday of each month at 6*4*3 Sports Bar & Grill

Monday 25 February 2019, 5:30-6:30
Hijacking Cells: An Internal Terrorist Crisis?
Simran Banga

Monday 25 March 2019, 5:30-6:30
Let’s Talk About Memory
Jean Neils-Strunjas

Monday 29 April 2019, 5:30-6:30
Sign Language, Technology, and the Recognition of Deaf Culture
Tony Peavler

Monday 27 May 2019, 5:30-6:30

Monday 25 June 2019, 5:30-6:30

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Previous Science Cafés at 6-4-3 Sports Bar and Grill

Monday 26 November 2018, 5:30-6:30

Corvette: A History of Performance Innovation

Damian Zink

Monday 29 October 2018, 5:30-6:30
Our Hidden, Bonus Landscapes: World-class Caves of South-central KY
Chris Groves

Monday 24 September 2018, 5:30-6:30
Kentucky Underwater: geologic history of our region
Fred Siewers

Monday 27 August 2018, 5:30-6:30
Performance Psychology goes to the Olympics – and wins gold!
Betsy Shoenfelt

Monday 30 July 2018, 5:30-6:30
Black Holes Don’t Suck: Einstein and Gravitational Waves
Mike Carini

Monday 25 June 2018, 5:30-6:30
What’s Upstream From Our Kitchen Taps?
Lee Bledsoe

Monday 28 May 2018, 5:30-6:30
The Ongoing Battle To Save Honey Bees
John Benham

Monday 30 April 2018, 5:30-6:30
Advocating for Science: your ability to change public policy
Ashlee Wilkins

Ashlee Wilkins at May 2018 Science Cafe

Ashlee Wilkins challenges the Science Cafe audience with a call to personal advocacy, the usefulness of lobbyists, and the importance of everyone recognizing their own internal scientist.

Monday 26 March 2018, 5:30-6:30
Inside Our Brains: the autism spectrum
Michelle Elkins

Monday 26 February 2018, 5:30-6:30
What We Talk About When We Talk About Education in Kentucky, And How We Should Talk About It
Patricia Minter

Monday 29 January 2018, 5:30-6:30
Patriots and Global Citizens: How Are They Alike, and How Do They Differ?
Sam McFarland

2018 schedule, Bowling Green's Science Cafe

current schedule for Bowling Green’s Science Cafe, the last Monday of each month at 6*4*3 Sports Bar & Grill


2018-19 schedule, Bowling Green's Science Cafe

current schedule for Bowling Green’s Science Cafe, the last Monday of each month at 6*4*3 Sports Bar & Grill

Monday 25 December 2017, NO CAFE MEETING
Christmas Day
Jolly St. Nicholas

Monday 27 November 2017, 5:30-6:30
Computer Information Security: Hackers and Defenders
Tara Wink and Jason Smith

Tara Wink & Jason Smith share the discussion on “Computer Information Security: Hackers & Defenders” at the November 2017 Science Cafe

Monday 30 October 2017, 5:30-6:30
Extraverts and Introverts: Communication Crazymakers
Anne Murray

Anne Murray’s discussion of Introverts and Extroverts captured the attention of the October 2017 Science Cafe

Monday 25 September 2017, 5:30-6:30
Thinking About Climate Change: effective communication about the world’s hottest topic
Andrew Hirsch

September 2017’s Science Cafe crowd is led by Andy Hirsch (Purdue Univ) in a conversation “Thinking About Climate Change.”

Monday 28 August 2017, 5:30-6:30
Curds and Whey: The Science of Cheesemaking
Gary Beu

Monday 31 July 2017, 5:30-6:30
Great American Eclipse: a shadow across Bowling Green
Theo Wellington

Monday 26 June 2017, 5:30-6:30
The New Metabolic Syndrome: the biggest deadly epidemic in US history
Rick Voakes

At the June 2017 Science Cafe, Dr. Rick Voakes shares his research on The New Metabolic Syndrome

Monday 29 May 2017, 5:30-6:30
Elephant Conservation: Is there hope for the most prominent proboscis?
Bruce Schulte

sketches of elephants

Bruce Schulte had each of the May 2017 Science Cafe participants sketch their impression of an elephant from the side, the front, and the rear.


Monday 24 April 2017, 5:30-6:30
Virus Hunting: the impact of viruses on evolution and the biosphere
Rodney King

Monday 27 March 2017, 5:30-6:30
I Speak For The Trees: keeping our canopy
Jared Weaver

Monday 27 February 2017, 5:30-6:30
Storm Chasing: Tornadoes! and it’s a class
Joshua Durkee

Monday 30 January 2017, 5:30-6:30
Gender Identity: By choice, or by birth?
Lance Hahn

Monday  30 November 2016, 5:30-6:30
Industrial Hemp: potential, products & policy
Todd Willian

Monday 24 October 2016, 5:30-6:30
Counting Opinions: the art and science of measuring public opinion
Joel Turner

Joel Turner at 643 leads conversation on Polling

Joel Turner leads conversation on Polling

Monday 28 September 2016, 5:30-6:30
Solar Energy: Can it scale?
Thad Druffel

Thad Druffel 26 Sept 2016

Thad Druffel’s research on the future of solar energy is discussed at the September 2016 Science Cafe at 6-4-3 Sports Bar, Bowling Green, KY

Monday 29 August 2016, 5:30-6:30
Spice Things Up!: Add to your cooking
Julie Lee

Julie Lee

Chef Julie Lee, sharing her experience with spices at the August 2016 Science Cafe



Science Cafe schedule for 2016-2017 school year


Monday 25 July 2016, 5:30-6:30
Visualizing 11 Dimensions
Thad Roberts

Monday 27 June 2016, 5:30-6:30
Drones That Do No Evil
Seth Renfro


Drones That Do No Evil are the business of Seth Renfro, and the topic of conversation at the June 2016 Science Cafe.

Monday 30 May 2016, 5:30-6:30
Life Beyond Earth: ET, humans in space, and interstellar travel
Richard Gelderman

Monday 25 April 2016, 5:30-6:30
The Baby Experience: The role parents play
Diane Lickenbock


Young babies, Diane Lickenbock explains, are influenced by the interactions with their parents.

Monday 28 March 2016, 5:30-6:30
What’s for Dinner?: Genetically Modified Food
Linda Brown

March 2016 Science Cafe

At the March 2016 Science Cafe, a skeptical audience listens to why Linda Brown is not in favor of bans on Genetically Modified Foodstuffs.

Monday 29 February 2016, 5:30-6:30
Dung Beetles, Land Mines & Conservation: Stalking an extinct dung beetle in war-torn Angola, Africa
Keith Philips

pretty beetles

Some of the beetles shared by Keith Phillips, with the map of Angola in the background.


Keith Philips

At the 2016 February Science Cafe, the focus was on Keith and his incongruous tale of not so extinct dung beetles found in the midst of Angola’s war ravaged countryside.


Previous Nut Gatherings Science Café events at White Squirrel Brewery

Tuesday 26 January 2016, 5:30-6:30
Smart Eyes: A new way to reveal what we think and how we learn
Leslie North

What your eyes know

Nut Gathering started 2016 with Leslie North’s research on how your eyes give away your thoughts.

Tuesday 29 December 2015, 5:30-6:30
So You Want To Be Immortal?
Dana Burr Bradley

Dec 2015 Nut Gathering

December 29, 2015: preparing for the New Year with Dana Burr Bradley’s “So, You Want To Be Immortal?”


Bruce Kessler, with the half of the audience sitting inside,  photo courtesy Ruth Loiacano/SKySciFest

Tuesday 24 November 2015, 5:30-6:30
Star Wars: Communication Across a Galaxy | Bruce Kessler







Joel Lenoir, PE
Bud Layne Professor in Mechanical Engineering     photo courtesy


Tuesday 27 October 2015, 5:30-6:30
Innovation and Invention: 3D Printers | Joel Lenoir









Aaron Wichman shares how angst works in our lives. Ruth Loiacano/SKySci Fest


Tuesday 29 September 2015, 5:30-6:30
Angst: How Threats to Identity and Existence Make Us Hate Abstract Art, Skip Sunscreen, and Join Extremist Groups | Aaron Wichman






Richard Gelderman discusses creation stories. Miranda Pederson/Bowling Green Daily News


Tuesday 25 August 2015, 5:30-6:30
Cosmic Creation: From personal musings of “Where does it all come from?” to the detailed measure of our Universe | Richard Gelderman

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