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:
Dr. Zhen Gu
Smart Insulin Delivery.
Dec. 4, 6 p.m.
Some diabetics have to give themselves insulin injections several times a day. Imagine only having to do it once a week. December’s science café will explore that exciting possibility. Dr. Zhen Gu, assistant professor in the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill, researches the controlled delivery of insulin through the use of nano-networks. Please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m., at Back Bar in downtown Chapel Hill as he talks about his innovative work in the field of Biomedical Engineering.