What do you get when you cross social-technical design research on sustainable energy with physics education research? An interdisciplinary team of undergraduate students traveling to Uganda to develop solar power (times the cosine of overlap; for the math nerds). They are led by Dr. Abigail Mechtenberg, International Sustainable Development Researcher for ND Energy and Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Physics.
Join us for “Why Did the Physicist Go to Uganda?” the first episode of season 5 of the South Bend Science Café. Why watch reality TV when you could experience reality that should be on TV?
Science cafés are casual events where the guest speaker talks for 15 minutes (so it's important to be on time or a bit early!) and then opens the floor to questions from the audience. The rest of the event is an opportunity for attendees to mingle and talk nerdy to one another and the guest scientist. The Science Café is geared toward adults, and specifically to non-scientists; however, scientists (and other children) are also welcome.
The South Bend Science Café is an informal gathering that meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at Brew Werks in downtown South Bend.
All events are also posted on our website southbendsciencecafe.wordpress.com.