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

6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, September 2

"Development of Berry Based Targeted Delivery Systems for Disease Prevention"

Dr. Yael Vodovotz

Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University

Dr. Vodovotz’s presentation on black raspberry and strawberry fruits that contain a variety of bioactives that may be beneficial in health promotion. This talk will discuss the key parameters that are vital in functional food development and testing using strawberry and black raspberry as example starting materials.

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.

Listen to a recording from Dr. Vodovotz's Science Cafe 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 6:00 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

October 7

Dr. Douglass Crews, professor of anthropology, College of Public Health in Epidemiology and Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. The Ohio State University

Genes, Genomes and Genomania



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.