January Café

Friday, January 20, 2012, 7-8 p.m.

What’s in our skincare?
Technology is accelerating changes all around us. Our skincare and beauty products are no exception. New advancements are constantly being made to the skincare products we purchase, but is our safety taken into account with these constant modifications? Or is there an ugly truth behind the very products that promise us more clean, beautiful skin? Find out with Arizona State University professor and an executive from Arbonne International’s skincare line.

Jameson Wetmore
Assistant Professor,
School of Human Evolution and Social Change,College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Andrea Lewis
Skincare Consultant,
Arbonne International



Free Admission
Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 716-2000

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February Café

Friday, February 17, 2012, 7-8 p.m.

Science and Religion:
How can we peace it all together?

“God or evolution?” is among humanity’s oldest and most controversial dialogues. In celebration of Darwin’s Birthday we will further explore this dialogue to answer whether there is really a choice to be made. Join in on the conversation and find out if, and how these two forces can peacefully intertwine to benefit society.

John Lynch
Principal Lecturer,
Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University


Mark Spencer
Assistant Professor,
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University


Matthew Spencer
Faculty,
Philosophy and Religious
Studies, South Mountain Community College



Free Admission
Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 716-2000

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March Café

Friday, March 16, 2012, 7-8 p.m.

Science and technology:
Can they put the able in sustainable future?

There are unlimited possibilities for the future with science and technology, but can these joined forces tackle one of the world’s most urgent challenges of our time? How can these two powers work together to give us a sustainable future? Find out with Arizona State University researcher and senior sustainability scientist.

Arnim Wiek
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute
of Sustainability, Teaching Faculty, School of
Sustainability; Assistant Professor, School of
Sustainability, Arizona State University

Rider Foley
Graduate Research Associate,
Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Arizona State University




Free Admission
Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 716-2000

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May Café

Friday, May 18, 2012, 7-8 p.m.

Traffic noise pollution: What you’re not hearing.
Living in the city has many advantages, but it also has its disadvantages, like traffic. Traffic is not only annoying for drivers, but it causes pollution too. A rarely talked about traffic pollutant is noise. Find out what you’re not hearing about noise and how it may be harmful to our health and environment.

Krishna Biligiri
Research Scientist,
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Faculty



Free Admission
Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 716-2000

November Café

Friday, November 18, 2011, 7-8 p.m.

Will our products last?
Or is it just a thing of the past?

With the holidays right around the corner many of us will be shopping the aisles for products to give our loved ones. Will these products wind up in the garbage, because they broke or simply faded with the latest trend? How do all these items impact our environment once they are thrown away? Could we end up buried in the trash we once considered treasure? Find out the answers to these questions and learn how to make your own long-lasting products with:

Thomas Seager
Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering; Lincoln Fellow of Ethics and Sustainability, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University

Diane Gruber
Senior Lecturer, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University

David Uhlman
CEO and founder of Maker Bench


Free Admission
Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 716-2000

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October Café

Friday, October 21, 2011, 7-8 p.m.

Will Arizona’s climate change leave us thirsty?

Have you found yourself complaining about the heat more than usual? If you answered yes, then there’s a sound explanation. Record books show Arizona’s climate is drier than years past and hotter than ever before! What does this climate change mean for us? Could we be faced with a massive water shortage in the near future? Find out with Arizona State University researchers.

Nancy Selover
Research Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
Arizona State University; Arizona State Climatologist, State Climate Office


Ray Quay
Research Professional, Decision Center for a Desert City Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University



Free Admission
Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 716-2000

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September Café

Friday, September 16th, 2011 7-8 p.m.

Vaccines:Can they give us a disease-free world?

The effectiveness and safety of vaccines continue to be fervently debated. Can vaccines
help us overcome the world’s most urgent public health challenges? Or is there reason to
be cautious about their use? Hear what Arizona State University researchers have to say.

Kenneth Roland
Professor, Infectious Diseases
and Vaccinology, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University


Antonio Garcia
Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering and Harrington Biomedical Engineering, Arizona State Univeristy



Free Admission
Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 716-2000

By cnsasucommunication