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Birmingham SCI Cafe

Join other science geeks (and science novices) for an exciting presentation, lively discussion and a little science trivia at the Birmingham SCI Cafe, every third Tuesday at John’s City Diner in downtown Birmingham (112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N). All SCI Cafes are free to the public and no science background is required. The fun begins at 6 pm with science trivia, then continues with the guest speaker at 6:30 pm.

The Birmingham SCI Café is a joint project presented by McWane Science Center and the Civitan International Research Center at UAB. By combining our efforts, we are giving scientifically curious people the opportunity to interact with scientists, researchers and enthusiast from diverse fields. Together, we are bringing this unique learning experience to the Birmingham community!

Upcoming Birmingham SCI Café Presentations

February 20: The Science of Sloss
SCI Café has never been this metal! Tyler Malugani of Sloss Furnaces introduces us to the history and the science of Birmingham’s most famous industry.

March 20th: The Science of Gravitational Waves
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics went to three physicists for the detection of gravitational waves. What are they? How was their existence theorized by Einstein? How were they finally detected? Dr. Chad Davies of Gordon College and Vedant Mehta of Georgia Tech have the answers.

April 17th: Citizen Science
Ansel Payne and Andy Coleman of the Birmingham Audubon Society are here to share how YOU can join in research projects about Alabama’s chimney swift and turtle populations.

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