I am super excited to announce that a new Science Café will be starting in the town of New Bedford, MA. I am thrilled to be a part of bringing this event to fruition. Science cafes are popping up all over the country and provide a great atmosphere to bridge the gap between scientific researchers and the public. As a scientist, I can say first-hand how easy it is to only share information with colleagues who speak the scientific language and value the same pursuits of knowledge. This isolationist attitude has contributed to a society in which many members cannot name a living scientist. Thus, it is as important as ever for scientists to step out of their comfort zone and engage with the public. The goal of the New Bedford Science Café is to provide a venue in which scientists and the public can share ideas, ask questions, and form new relationships. So, whether you are a scientist, a teacher, a nurse, a fisherman, an engineer, a stay-at-home parent, a writer, an artist, unemployed, self-employed, or any other -ployed, please, consider joining us for a beer and some great conversation. All are welcome!
Our first speaker will be Dr. Pingguo He, Associate Professor of Marine Science at the School of Marine and Science Technology, UMass-Dartmouth. His talk will focus on sustainable fishing practices. He will be speaking at the Waterfront Grill in downtown New Bedford on May 2nd, starting at 6pm.