Science Café’s Magical Debut

The first Science Café of the semester had a lively atmosphere as it came out of its summer offseason. Hosted by the Office of Research & Commercialization, Graduate Society of Physics Students, the Physics Department and UCF Environmental Health & Safety, this series highlights the exciting research currently being conducted in the College of Sciences. The Science Café is a great way to broaden your knowledge of other disciplines and meet people of all levels in the research community.


On Thursday, September 17th, the esteemed Michael Bass Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Optics, Physics & ECE and CREOL, gave a Dr. Michael Bassfascinating lecture, Magic Numbers Make the Universe, about the many universal constants and their roles in our lives. With 102 people in attendance, the atrium of the Physical Sciences building was a buzz with conversation, food and networking.

With the mission of increasing community involvement within the sciences, this event notably marked the addition of the Uknighted Chemistry Graduate Association to the series’ organization team. “It’s exciting to see new organizations share in the ownership of the series; that they want to be involved.” says Daniel Franklin, Vice President of the Graduate Student Physics Society.




On October 15, James Wright, Ph.D., gave the second talk in the series entitled An Ungrateful Wretch: Studies of Food Insecurity in the Region, the State and Beyond.  The talk drew over 100 people to listen to Dr. Wright tell the story of how we managed to get from one in twenty who were hungry in America, to one in six.






Join Dr. Lindsay Neuberger, Ph.D., and the UCF community, on November 5th to learn about the communication patters and how sharks, space and students relate. Her talk What We Say Matters: Sharks, Space, and Student Stress will provide information, from a social science perspective about how communication patterns can provide us with valuable information to affect health, and increase quality of life. Her talk will provide us with diverse examples, discusses novel methodologies, and explain what communication can tell us if we listen carefully.

Join us Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m, in the Physical Sciences Building, Room 160/161, for networking, drinks and appetizers, with the talk beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to RSVP for this upcoming event.

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