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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.

We are excited to announce a new development in our series. Beginning in July, Birmingham Science Café (hosted by McWane Science Center) is merging with SCI Talks (hosted by the Civitan International Research Center at UAB). By combining our efforts, we hope to give scientifically curious people the opportunity to interact with scientists, researchers and enthusiast from diverse fields. We look forward to the opportunities that this new partnership will bring to the Birmingham community.

Upcoming Birmingham SCI Café Presentations

June 20th: Jonah Cohen- Citizen Science: The Bird Nerds
McWane educator Jonah Cohen talks about how amateurs can assist professional scientists, and how bird watchers are collecting data about the nesting, population numbers and range of different species.

July 18: The Webb Space Telescope
Jim Tucker, Director of Materials Research at Southern Research, introduces the SCI Cafe audience to the next generation of space telescopes. Launching in 2018, Webb will search for the formation of the earliest galaxies and do direct imaging of exoplanets.

September 19: Sea Turtles
Fresh off a research trip in Australia, researcher and UAB grad student Elizabeth Bevan shares her work in tracking sea turtles and their mating habits… observing them from the air using drone technology.


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