Science Café

Science Café welcomes people who might not normally get involved in scientific discussions. This open event is not an ordinary lecture, it’s a casual and interactive conversation with a scientist on a particular topic.


Saturday, October 27, 10:30am-11:30am

Spooky, Hands-on Science Café – Frightening Physics and Creepy Chemistry

Presented by the scientist-members of ACESS (Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies) and University of Akron Chemistry Club
Learn how to make a ghost fly, a vacuum cannon go Boom! Ooblecks, and more. Experience magic gas! We’ll shiver with fear or maybe from the extreme cold of liquid nitrogen. Don’t miss this -- Contact Science & Technology 330-643-9075 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot.


Saturday, December 1, 10:30am-11:30am

An Introduction to Ohio’s Vernal Pools

Presented by Ray Stewart, MA, Ohio Wetlands Association
Vernal Pools are seasonal wetlands that normally appear in wooded areas and fill with a variety of life forms in late winter through spring. Many organisms only live in or are dependent on vernal pools to complete their life cycle. Vernal pools are rich in hidden wonders waiting to be discovered.


Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:30am – 11:30am

Science Café – Influenza

Presented by Dr. Margo Erme
Beware and take care, the dreaded flu season is upon us! Join Dr. Margo Erme, retired Summit County Public Health medical director and communicable disease epidemiologist, as she examines the spread of influenza, how vaccines can help and what can happen when a particularly nasty case takes hold of a population, like the 1918 influenza pandemic.


Akron Science Café – Science fun and fellowship for adults, but kids like it, too.

Contact the Science & Technology Division at 330-643-9075 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot and receive a list of recommended readings selected by our guest scientists.

Science Café will meet in the Science & Technology Division on the first floor of Main Library.

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