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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

August 21: Polar Science
Dr Jim McClintock of UAB has made over a dozen research trips to Antarctica. Come to hear what he learned in his latest trek to the bottom of the world.

September 18th: Gene Editing
Her appearance at June’s forum, “Editing Our Evolution” at SCI Cafe only whet the public’s appetite for more information about the field of gene editing. Now, Dr. Farah Lubin of UAB returns to tell us more about CRISPR, gene therapy and more.

October 16th: Zombies!
Just in time for Halloween, SCI Cafe serves up a thriller when grad researcher in neuroscience Matthew Defenderfer takes a look at the brains (or, rather… braaaaaains!) of zombies.

November 20th: Surgery
Go inside the digestive system, and inside the work of Dr. Daniel Chu, GI surgeon at UAB hospital.

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