Portsmouth Science Cafe


Science cafés have spread across the globe, adapting to different cultures and audiences, and are now popping up throughout New England, percolating discussion, raising awareness of real-world issues in science, and providing opportunities for people with shared interests to gather from all walks of life.

The Portsmouth Science Café is sponsored by NH EPSCoR, the University of New Hampshire, the Portsmouth Brewery and WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth Community Radio.  Hosted by UNH faculty member Cameron Wake at the Portsmouth Brewery's Jimmy LaPanza Lounge, the Portsmouth Science Café series provides a unique opportunity for Seacoast residents to feed their minds with contemporary science in the relaxed atmosphere of a pub.  Discussions, which are free and open to all, run from 6-8 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. for food and drinks.

NH EPSCoR is a program funded by the National Science Foundation to advance New Hampshire’s competitiveness in science and engineering. It's critical for the state to broaden the capacity to conduct research; to support business, industry and society with a workforce educated in science, engineering and mathematics; and to improve communication between scientists and the public.

The Portsmouth Brewery is New Hampshire’s original brewpub serving award-winning beers and creative cuisine featuring locally-sourced ingredients in the heart of Market Square since 1991. We serve all types and are proud to enable folks to do good while drinking well through a number of philanthropic activities.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,300 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.

A science cafés gives the public access to experts and professionals, who are also local residents, in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone joins in the discussion. This grassroots movement  increases community awareness of STEM related careers and contemorary issues in science and technology and is gaining momentum across the state in places like Nashua's Science Cafe New Hampshire; Lebanon's Science Pub at Salt Hill and Manchester's Science on Tap

Podcasts from the Fall 2012 series and Spring 2013 series are available for download.


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