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.
In 2013, Carolina Science Cafe introduces a series related to "Water in Our World," a pan-campus theme adopted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Morehead's parent institution. Cafe curator Jonathan Frederick is inviting speakers to share content that might be, in his words, "a little less expected" than traditional water themes, such as environmental issues. Please join us for this intriguing series!
Coming to Carolina Science Cafe:
The Water Series:
SOLAR FUELS: A HI-TECH LOOK AT CREATING TOMORROW'S FUELS TODAY
Dr. Kenneth Hanson
Thursday, June 6, 6 p.m.
How efficient are solar cells? What are the challenges? Where is the field heading?
Dr. Kenneth Hanson will discuss current research into using sunlight to generate high-energy fuels from low-energy chemicals, including H2O. A postdoctoral researcher with the UNC Energy Frontiers Research Center, he is a contributor to Chemistry Blog. In August 2013, he will join the chemistry faculty of Florida State University.
Learn more about the UNC Energy Frontiers Research Center here.