Science Café is an informal speaker series on scientific topics, led by an expert. The series stimulates discussions in the arts and sciences; encourages open, easy-to-understand conversation exploring scientific topics and interdisciplinary interactions. We choose topics, formats, and speakers that will:
- Spark conversations across and beyond the Cal Poly community;
- Create an ambiance that is relaxing and stimulating;
- Foster a spirit that is open, friendly, and inclusive; and
- Create opportunities for student participation.
Point/counterpoint or paired featured speakers (e.g. from Cal Poly and from community/elsewhere; different perspectives on similar topic)
A brief event, single featured speaker with Q&A
Conversation brewed quarterly:
Informal group meetings of book/reading groups, journal clubs, or other groups that meet to share their ideas about the work of writers, scientists, artists, and technologists.
High Octane Science:
Local and nationally known scientific personalities talk about their research with Q&A.
More information on the launch of Cal Poly's Science Cafe will be posted soon.