Join us for March Science Cafe featuring Dr. Sam Sloss and his talk on "Public Attitudes Toward Science".
We will be UPSTAIRS on the second floor in Loft 123. If you intend to eat, please arrive and place your order by 7:10. Eat and chat between 7:00 and 8:00. The presentation will begin at 8:00.
You are welcome to come just for the presentation, but if you intend to eat, please order by 7:10. After the presentation we will draw names for door prizes. As always, we will pass the collection box at the end of the meeting to collect $2 per person to cover expenses.
Patrick O'Shea's is downtown on Main St., on historic Whiskey Row, between 1st and 2nd. It is a block from the Yum! Center, and three doors down from Bearno's by the Bridge.
There is $5 parking in a lot on the corner of 2nd and Main, and at the Marriott garage. Your best bet may be street parking, which is free after 6pm.
How much confidence and trust do people have in science? How much does the general public know about science? What impact does education, class, sex, and religion have on our trust and knowledge of science? Using data from the General Social Survey, Dr. Sloss will address these and other questions about public attitudes toward science.
Sam Sloss has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Iowa. He taught for more than twenty years at Indiana University Southeast. Courses he led included: Research Methods; Social Change; Medical Sociology; Humor, Religion and Society; Food and Society; the Sociology of Leisure, Sport and Play; Science, Technology, and Society; as well as Issues in Evolution. All his courses included an evolutionary perspective.
Dr. Sloss' research was in the areas of health care and science education with a focus on evolutionary theory. His most recent publication was in “The American Sociologist” and argues that sociology needs to take a more evolutionary perspective.
See you there!