From the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council:
Robots will be the topic of the first Science Café, to be held Friday, December 10, 2010, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble in Bel Air
Did you know that acts of bioterrorism occurred as far back as 3,000 BC? Can you believe engineers are working on high-heeled shoes that you can run in? Did you know that the same technology that runs the robots on Mars also is used to vacuum your living room? Do you know what lies just under the surface of Harford County?
The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) wants to open the doors to science and technology for everyone in the Harford County region. So on December 10, 2010, the non-profit organization will hold its first Science Café at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Bel Air, which will feature a presentation and discussion of robots in the home, hospital, and workplace by Dr. Dennis Hiebert. Subsequent talks will take place on the second Tuesday evening of each month. Each month different prominent speakers will present and lead discussions on topics ranging from immunizations to dog training, from bioengineering to psychology.
Science Cafés demystify scientists’ work by presenting how science is part of everyday life. NMTC’s Science Café is based on the informal Science Café concept that has spread across Europe. Science Cafés are starting up across the U.S.A., with cafés nearby in Annapolis, MD and Newark, DE.
“Science and technology touches everything in our environment. You can’t walk through a grocery store without encountering technology, and as consumers and citizens we need to understand the role science and technology plays in our lives,” said Dr. Nina Lamba, board member of NMTC and chair of the NMTC Science Café Sub-Committee. “The Science Cafés are open to all members of the public, from all walks of life. We want to stimulate an appreciation of science in everyone – musicians, artists, parents, accountants, policemen – everyone.”
For more information about NMTC’s Science Café series, please go to www.nmtc.org.