Science and Mathematics Education Institute to host Science Cafe

Fort Hays State University's Science and Mathematics Education Institute will host the Science Café at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Semolino's, located at 110 W. 11th St.

Dr. John Heinrichs, chair of the Department of Geosciences, will speak on this month's topic, "What's the Deal with Our Polar Ice Caps?"

"He will share his up-close-and-chilly experiences with sea ice and lead us in discussions of global climate change," said Dr. Paul Adams, Anschutz Professor of Education. "Come learn about the effects of global warming in a relaxed atmosphere, chat with scientists in plain language, meet new friends, and speak your mind."  

The event is free and open to the public. FHSU's Science and Mathematics Education Institute, Kansas Citizens for Science and Café Semolino are sponsoring the event.    

Future topics in the monthly series include observing changes in the mysterious noctilucent clouds (high-altitude clouds that are visible during the short night of the summer), astronomy vs. astrology, evolution, the Large Hadron Collider, prehistoric monsters of Kansas, microbiology, bioethics, shrinking glaciers and alternative energy.  

For more information, visit Science Café Semolino's on Facebook or e-mail

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