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The Café Scientifique is co-sponsored by the MT INBRE and the Montana COBRE programs at MSU. An idea that started in England in 1998, the Café Scientifique is based on the French Café Philosophique and has recently spread to a handful of locations in the U.S. Community members come together in a friendly locale after work and hear a short talk on an interesting current scientific topic. Following the presentation, there is time for questions, answers, and general discussion. Cambridge Universitys Varsity Magazine wrote, Café Scientifique tries to take science away from the bum-numbing chairs of the classroom and into big, fluffy sofas . . . It tries to play a role in promoting public engagement in science, making it accountable, because science is no longer for the scientist alone.

The Café takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the historic, newly renovated Baxter Ballroom, 105 West Main Street in Bozeman, Montana on selected Thursday evenings. In addition to street parking, parking is now available in the nearby parking garage. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Hors d'oeuvres are provided and drinks are available for purchase.


For more information, contact Laurie Howell, INBRE Program Specialist and Fiscal Manager, at 406-994-7531.



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