The Ohio State University at Marion


Science Café

Science Cafés involve a lively conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. We welcome you to join us at a Science Cafe where you can learn about the latest issues in science, meet new friends, speak your mind, and chat with a scientist about their research interests. Marion Science Café meets at The Warehouse 320 West Center Street, Marion, OH 43302. The restaurant will have plenty of fine food and drink for sale. Presentations begin at 6:00 p.m. but arrive earlier if you are interested in dining while at the event.


At the next Science Café...

"Great Minds Do NOT Think Alike: Einstein and Cosmology"

Presented by Dr. Chris Orban
Asst. Professor of Physics, The Ohio State University at Marion

6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Warehouse, Italian Dinners (in the back room)
320 W Center St, Marion, OH 4330

To see the full brochure click here.


Science Café Archive

2016-2017

"Butterflies, Beetles, and Bugs: Getting to Know Our Insect Friends"
Dr. Bob Klips
Associate Professor of Biology, The Ohio State University at Marion
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2015 - 2016

"A Discussion of Science Discourse in the Public"
Dr. Emily Buck
Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership.
Tuesday, March 4, 2015
*

"Deviance in Middle School Children."
Dr. Chris Daddis
Department of Psychology
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
*No recording available

"Big Data: Almost Big vs. Almost Useful"
Dr. Randy Olsen
Department of Economics
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"The Psychology Behind Religious Belief"
Dr. Steven Reiss
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"Marion County's Brick History"
Dr. Mark Kleffner
The Ohio State UniversityDepartment of Earth Sciences
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2014 - 2015

Development of Berry Based Targeted Delivery Systems For Disease Prevention
Dr. Yael Vodovotz

Department of Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University
September 2, 2014
Listen to a recording of Dr. Yael Vodovotz's presentation

Genes, Genomes and Genomania
Dr. Douglas Crews

October 7, 2014
No recording available for this presentation

Dynamic Networks, Epidemics, and Friendships: Applications to a variety of situations
Dr. John Maharry

Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Listen to a recording of Dr. John Maharry’s presentation

2013 - 2014

The Mummy Returns: Evidence of a boreal forest ecosystem in the Canadian High Arctic
Dr. Joel Barker
School of Earth Sciences, Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 

Listen to a recording of Joel Barker's Science Cafe Presentation

Accents in Ohio: Who's got them, what do they mean and why do we care?
Dr. Kathryn Campbell-Kibler
Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Listen to a recording of Kathryn Campbell-Kibler's Science Cafe Presentation

COYOTE: Uncovering the truths and debunking the myths of the ‘Ghost Dog’
Dr. Stan Gerht
Associate Professor & Extension Wildlife Specialist, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Listen to a recording of Stan Gerht's Science Cafe Presentation

Maize, Migration, and Mississippians: Life 1,000 Years Ago along the Middle Ohio River Valley
Dr. Robert Cook
Department of Anthropology
The Ohio State University
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 
No recording available for this presentation 
Creating Economic Development through Water Quality Trading for Marion
Dr. Richard Moore
Department of Rural Sociology, Associate Director for Academics for the Office of Energy and Environment and Executive Director of the Environmental Sciences Network, The Ohio State University
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 
No recording available for this presentation 
US Middle East Policy: Lost in Transition
Dr. Hassan Aly
Department of Economics, The Ohio State University
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 
Crisis in Syria: The Science behind Sarin
Dr. Ryan Yoder
Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
No recording available for this presentation 
To Frack or Not to Frack: Energy Sustainability and the Emerging Subsurface Energy Development
Jeffery M. Bielicki, Ph.D.
Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; and John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 
No recording available for this presentation 
Research Challenges and Opportunities for More Fuel Efficient Cars: Inside The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research
Dr. Marcello Canova
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Associate Fellow, The Center for Automotive Research, The Ohio State University
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 
No recording available for this presentation 

2012 - 2013

September 4, 2012
David Holt
University of Nebraska Medical Center
The Heart-Lung Machine:
The Mystery, The Science, The Art

October 2, 2012
Chin-Min Cheng
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering
The Ohio State University
and
Rahul Kumar, John Michael Wright, & Joseph Chiu
8th Grade Homeschool Students
Controlling Toxic Algae with Coal Combustion Products

October 30, 2012
Dale Gnidovec
Curator
Orton Geological Museum
The Ohio State University
Ice Age Ohio

December 4, 2012
Susan Fisher
Department of Entomology
The Ohio State University
Teaching Evolution to Undergraduate Nonmajors:
An Uphill Climb

January 8, 2013
Nikole Patson-Huffman
Department of Psychology
The Ohio State University
Language in Advertising:
What Madison Avenue knows about how your mind works

February 5, 2013
Brenda Chaney
Department of Sociology
The Ohio State University
Women in Ohio's Prisons

March 12, 2013
David Richardson
Lorain County Community College
Fab Labs: Fabricating the Future

April 2, 2013
Susan Gershman
Department of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University
The Science of Animal Behavior:
What we can and can't learn from watching animals

May 7, 2013
Brian McEnnis
Department of Mathematics
The Ohio State University
Mathematics of Internet Security

2011 - 2012

October 4, 2011
Mark Huffman
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
San Francisco, California
Renewable Energy and the Electric Grid

November 1, 2011
Emily Meyer
Prairie Nature Center
The Ohio State University at Marion
The Prairie Nature Center: Who are we after nearly 35 years?

December 6, 2011
William Pickard
Assistant Curator of Archaeology
Ohio Historical Society
A Tale of Two Horses: Archaeology at Fort Meigs

January 3, 2012
Daniel McEnnis
Gracenote
Emeryville, California
Demystifying Digital Media

February 7, 2012
Marianna Klochko
Department of Sociology
The Ohio State University
Drugs: Should we legalize them?

March 6, 2012
Gordon Aubrecht
Department of Physics
The Ohio State University
The Search for the Higgs Boson: Why it is important

April 3, 2012
Dick Moseley
Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
Preserving Ohio's Natural Heritage

May 1, 2012
Dale Gnidovec
Curator
Orton Geological Museum
The Ohio State University
Teeth, Jaws & Claws: The carnivorous dinosaurs and why birds are dinosaurs

June 5, 2012
John Maharry
Department of Mathematics
The Ohio State University
The Mathematics of Juggling

2010 - 2011

October 5, 2010
Michael Elzinga
Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center
Order, Disorder, and Entropy: Misconceptions and Misuses of Thermodynamics

November 2, 2010
Robert Klips
Department of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University
Making Sense of Flowers: Ohio's Plant Families and How to Know Them

December 7, 2010
Richard Bradley
Department of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University
The Ohio Spider Survey: 16 Years of Citizen Science

January 6, 2011
Dan Siegal-Gaskins
Mathematical Biosciences Institute
The Ohio State University
Genetic Switches

February 8, 2011
Bill Fisher and Josh Dyer
Crawford Park District
Crawford County Megafauna: Mastodon Mystery

March 1, 2011
Gary Kennedy
Department of Mathematics
The Ohio State University
Fractals: A Mandelbrot Recipe

April 5, 2011
Kathleen McEnnis
Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Polymers All Around Us

May 3, 2011
Anna Willow
Department of Anthropology
The Ohio State University
Environmental Justice: Redefining Environmentalism?

June 7, 2011
Laurie Goodchild
The Research Institute
Nationwide Children's Hospital 

Helen O'Meara
Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University
Research Saving People, Research Saving Animals

2009 - 2010

October 6, 2009
Paul Rodewald
School of Environment & Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II

November 3, 2009
Kenneth Tankersley
Department of Anthropology
University of Cincinnati
Ancient Cave Art

December 1, 2009
Fred Yoder
National Corn Growers Assoc.
&
Natalie Walston
Ohio Corn Growers Assoc.
&
David Brooks
POET Biorefining
Ohio Farming: Environment, Ethanol, Energy, & Economics

January 5, 2010
Kathy Dixon
Health Commissioner
Marion County Health Dept.
H1N1: The Swine Flu Pandemic

February 2, 2010
Daniel Yaussy
USDA Forest Service, Delaware
Fire Ecology of Central Hardwood Forests

March 2, 2010
Greg Schumacher
Ohio Dept of Natural Resources
Division of Geological Survey
Geology of the Serpent Mound Disturbance

April 6, 2010
John Hageman
Stone Laboratory
Ohio State University's "Lake Erie Campus"

May 4, 2010
Greg Rose
Department of Geography
The Ohio State University
Weather Lore and Weather Oddities

June 1, 2010
Donna Bobbitt-Zeher
Department of Sociology
The Ohio State University
The Changing Nature of Gender Income Inequality

2008 - 2009

October 7, 2008
Larry Yoder
Associate Professor Emeritus
Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Goshen College, Indiana
The Prairies of Marion County

October 28, 2008
Fritz Scheuren
Vice-President for Statistics
National Opinion Research Center
University of Chicago
Trust but Verify in Elections

December 2, 2008
Christopher Daddis
Department of Psychology
The Ohio State University
The True Nature of Adolescent-Parent Relationships: Conflict and Harmony

January 6, 2009
Caroline McEnnis
Whiting School of Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
The Science of Airport Security

February 3, 2009
Kathleen Knight
and
Joanne Rebbeck
USDA Forest Service, Delaware
Emerald Ash Borer: The Biology and Ecological Consequences of an Exotic Pest

March 3, 2009
Gordon Aubrecht
Department of Physics
The Ohio State University
The Large Hadron Collider

April 7, 2009
Richard Hoppe
Department of Biology
Kenyon College
Genetic Algorithms

May 5, 2009
Teresa Mensing
School of Earth Sciences
The Ohio State University
Plate Tectonics

June 2, 2009
Donn Young
The Ohio State University
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Development of New Cancer Therapies

2007 - 2008

November 6, 2007
Gordon Aubrecht
Department of Physics
The Ohio State University
Global Warming & the IPCC

December 4, 2007
Tracy Tylka
Department of Psychology
The Ohio State University
Eating Behavior in the U.S.

January 8, 2008
Kurt Stevenson
Division of Infectious Diseases
OSU Medical Center
MRSA

February 5, 2008
Robert Klips
Department of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University
and
John Holliger, Rector
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marion, Ohio
Science & Religion

March 4, 2008
Richard Bradley
Department of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University
The Biology of Coffee & Chocolate

April 1, 2008
Jeffrey McKee
Department of Anthropology
The Ohio State University
Human Origins in Southern Africa

May 6, 2008
Mark Camp
Department of Geology
University of Toledo
Roadside Geology of Ohio


Other Science Cafés

OSU Columbus Science Café

Columbus Science Pub

Science Café Cleveland

Science Café program

Special thanks

To The Warehouse for hosting the Marion Science Café.

For more Information

For more information about Ohio State Marion's Science Café, contact:

Emily Creasap
creasap.27@osu.edu
(740) 725-6340

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