Carolina Science Cafe

EXPLORE science topics making national and international headlines.
MEET the experts behind the headlines.
KNOW more about your world!

Morehead's current science awareness program, Carolina Science Cafe, is a FREE monthly educational program for adults, offering a behind-the-scenes look at cutting-edge research. You don't need to register ... just show up!

Each Carolina Science Cafe features an expert presentation and informal discussion. Listen, share and learn! These unique programs are held at Top of the Hill restaurant's "Back Bar," offering a relaxed environment to explore fascinating science topics. (Beverages are available from Top of the Hill's menu, and free appetizers -- while they last -- are provided by Sigma Xi.)

Carolina Science Cafe is presented by the North Carolina Science Festival, which Morehead founded and administers. Ongoing program support for Carolina Science Cafe is provided by Top of the Hill and by Sigma Xi. Morehead thanks these contributors for supporting science education.

Update for cafe regulars:
As of August 2013, Carolina Science Cafe has moved its regular meeting date to the first WEDNESDAY of every month.

Coming to Carolina Science Cafe:

Too many chemicals, so little time
Dr. Russell Thomas
June 4, 6 p.m.

Did you know that we are exposed daily to many chemicals, but relatively few of them have been fully evaluated for potential toxicity or characterized to the extent humans are exposed? This month's Science Cafe will explore what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is doing to evaluate the potential toxicity of legacy chemicals and new chemicals introduced each year more efficiently and economically.

Dr. Thomas, Director of the National Center for Computational Toxicology at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss how the Agency is applying high-throughput approaches and computational tools to address these challenges. Come and get EXPOSED to some good science and beer!

Curious about previous Carolina Science Cafe programs?
Check out our archive.