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.

At a café you can

  • learn about the latest issues in science
  • chat with a scientist in plain language
  • meet new friends
  • speak your mind
  • talk with your mouth full

At the next Science Café

7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, May 6

"Research Challenges and Opportunities for More Fuel Efficient Cars: Inside The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research"

 Speaker:  Dr. Marcello Canova

Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Associate Fellow, The Center for Automotive Resarch, The Ohio State University

What’s the current priority in the automotive industry and what does it mean to you? Improving the fuel economy of passenger cars and light-duty trucks has become the number one focus of the automotive industry. Companies are investing significant capital and human resources in addressing the fuel economy challenge, but must do so without negatively affecting purchasing costs or consumer acceptability.

This seminar illustrates the motivations, state of the art and key research challenges for pursuing a reduction in the fuel consumption of automobiles. The emphasis is on the importance of fuel consumption in passenger cars, the main factors leading to it and the related impact on sustainability.

So where does Ohio State fit into the picture? The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is the preeminent research center in sustainable and safe mobility in the United States—it’s a hub for research, outreach and education focused on the importance of fuel economy improvement for a sustainable future. Join us to learn more!

The Warehouse, 320 W. Center Street Marion, OH 43302

Note for those attending Science Cafe:  We will meet in the large room in the back of the Warehouse.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Warehouse menu.  Please arrive earlier if you would like to eat dinner prior to the presentation.

The Marion Science Café meets monthly at:

The Warehouse
320 West Center Street
Marion, Ohio

The restaurant will have plenty of fine food and drink for sale. We begin at 7:00 p.m. but arrive earlier for dinner. Our Science Cafés feature a presentation by a scientist and discussion. You can have a conversation with the scientist or talk among yourselves.

Upcoming Cafés

April 1

Jeffery M. Bielicki
Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; and John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University

To Frack or Not to Frack: Energy Sustainability and the Emerging Subsurface Energy Development 


Past Science Cafés


More information

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

Emily Meyer; (740) 725-6269


Other Science Cafés

OSU Columbus Science Café

Columbus Science Pub

Science Café Cleveland

Visit for information about the Science Café program.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Warehouse for hosting the Marion Science Café.