Manhattan Science Cafes
Science cafes are typically held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Radina's Coffeeshop and Roastery in Aggieville.
Past Science Cafe Speakers and Topics
Jackie Beucher, Astronomical Society of Kansas City, Darkness at Mid-dau, a Total Eclipse of the Sun
Craig Wolfe, Heartland Renewable Energy Society, A Case for Climate Action
Anna Zinovyeva, KSU Division of Biology, Shhh!: Gene Silencing in Progress
Emily McLaurin, KSU Dept. of Chemistry, A Lighthearted Look at Quantum Dots
Nicholas Wallace, KSU Division of Biology/Johnson Cancer Center, How does a virus cause a tumor?
Lee Skabelund, Dept. of Architecture & Regional & Community Planning, Green Roofs and Green Infrastructure in Manhattan
Samantha Sharpe, KSU Division of Biology, The Overlooked Tragedy of Tar Creek
Dr. John Harrington, Anthropogenic Climate Change
Lowell Bliss, Climate Activist, The Paris Climate Agreement: A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Baptist go to COP 21...
Dr. Keith Miller, KSU Department of Geology, An Overview of the Geologic History of the Flint Hills
Dr. Saugata Datta, KSU Department of Geology: Arsenic in Drinking Waters and Rice
Wesley Good and Mark Weiss, ThinkTech LLC: The Local Maker Movement
Dr. Jim Stack, Department of Plant Pathology: Feeding a Growing Population in a Shrinking World
Dave Carter, K-State Engineering Extension: Home and Building Energy Audits
Dr. James Van Etten, Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, University of Nebraska: Algae as Candidates for Biofuel
Dr. Steve Dyer, KSU Department of Electrical Engineeringt: The Interplayground of Music, Science, and Engineering
Dr. Rollie Clem, KSU Division of Biology: Influenza: Why it’s still nothing to sneeze at
Jeff Gill, Owner, Tallgrass Brewing Company: The Science of Beer Making
Dr. Ben Champion, KSU Director of Sustainability: Sustainability Efforts at Kansas State University
Dr. Alina Akhunova, Director of the KSU Integrated Genomics Facility: The Revolution in DNA Sequencing Technology