"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."

Cambridge University Varsity Magazine

Upcoming Cafés

Bozeman (MSU)

  • Feb. 9: Bob Peterson, MSU, Managing Risk in a Complex World: Reflections on Mosquito-Borne Diseases and the Scientist’s Role in a Post-Fact Media Landscape, Café Scientifique: 6:00 p.m.  Details >>>
  • March 28: Michelle Flenniken, MSU, What's Killing the Bees? The Impacts of Pathogens and other Factors on Honey Bee Health, Café Scientifique: 6:00 p.m. Details >>>

Butte (Montana Tech)

  • Sept. 29: Andy Karplus, Oregon State University, Investigative Reporting on Proteins: Getting the Scoop on Nature's Tiniest Machines, 6:00 p.m.  Details >>>

Started in England in 1998, 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 lively discussion.

In Bozeman, Café talks typically take place on selected evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Baxter Hotel Ballroom in Bozeman. These events are free and everyone is welcome. Hors d'oeuvres are provided and drinks are available for purchase.

MT INBRE also supports Café talks at Montana Tech in Butte as part of the University's Public Lecture Series. Learn more >>>

Café Scientifique is co-sponsored by the MT INBRE and the Montana COBRE programs at MSU.

Learn More about other Café sites around North America and the rest of the world.

Barbara Bunge
INBRE Program Specialist and Fiscal Manager
Tel: 406-994-7531
Email: bbunge@montana.edu

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