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

"Black raspberries and strawberries: Beneficial in Health Promotion"

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.

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.