We’ve been told since we were kids that science can be fun (still not sure about that math thing though) and this Fall some local groups are out to prove it with SCI Café.

SCI Café is a community driven, informal discussion of science and health-related topics among community members, researchers and scientists. The goal of SCI Café is to engage community members with science and science with the local community. Beginning this fall, SCI Cafés will be held in MOD’s Community Room. The monthly SCI Cafés will begin with a brief, informal presentation followed by small group discussions guided by questions of participants.

Topics for SCI Cafés will be driven by community learning interests and selected by community feedback, current events/hot topics, and findings from UTMB faculty. To get some ideas before they start though, they’re asking the public to take a few minutes to complete SCI Café’s short on-line survey to tell them what you would most like to learn about and discuss at a SCI Café. Your feedback will be used to select topics to ensure information presented is relevant and important to the Galveston community!

These meetings are put on by our good friends over at MOD Coffeehouse along with UTMB’s Center in Environmental Toxicology, Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine & the Institute for Translational Sciences. If you’ve got questions, give Lauren Scott, MSW, Director, Educational Outreach, CET Community Outreach & Engagement Core (and one of IBC’s founding members!) a email or call at 409-772-9110. We can’t wait to see how it turns out this fall and will keep the schedule up on our upcoming events as it gets closer.




Will Wright was raised in the rough and tumble outlaw lands of West Texas (Canyon to be specific) and moved to Galveston in the summer of 2006. Aside from being completely unfamiliar with anything regarding large bodies of water, fishing or even possessing a proficient ability to swim (boy can he float though!) he none the less became attracted to Galveston and all the history, design, people and uniqueness it entails. Will is the Creative Director and owner of Willthing, a graphic design and Web site development company, co-owner of Islander By Choice, LLC and the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Galveston Historical Foundation.

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