• By Debbie Cesta
  • Posted Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Cheap Electricity - At What Price?

Forsyth County has joined the “Science Café” movement that has swept the nation. SciWorks, Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University and Sigma Xi (the International honor society for scientific and engineering research) have scheduled another series of talks in March, April, and May 2010. The Science Cafés are supported in part by the PBS program NOVA scienceNOW.

Science Cafés are informal talks given by a local expert at a local gathering place. At a café participants can… learn about the latest issues in science, chat with a scientist in plain language, meet new friends, speak your mind, and, talk with your mouth full!

Time and Location: The talks will take place at Big Shotz Tavern, 109 S. Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. The Science Cafés begin at 7pm and will be held in the private room at Big Shotz. Participants are encouraged to enjoy dinner on their own from 6-7pm. There is no fee to participate in the Science Café.

Tuesday, March 16, at 7pm: Cheap Electricity - At What Price?
Mountaintop removal for coal extraction and the disposal of coal combustion residues have major impact on fish and aquatic habitats. Much of the discussion will center on the aftermath of the recent, disastrous coal fly ash slurry spill at the TVA Fossil Plant at Kinston, TN.

Guest Scientist: Dennis Lemly, Ph. D, Research Professor of Biology, Wake Forest University

Future Science Cafe Dates:
Tuesday, April 20, at 7pm: Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare for the 21st Century

Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm: Making Super-Vaccines in Winston-Salem

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