Innovation Café #4: "Making Stuff: Colder"

Hi All...

Scott Asakawa and the NOVA gang would like to invite us once again to the Middlesex Lounge for Cafe Sci's Innovation Cafe series. This month it's Making Stuff: Colder, featuring MIT researcher Karin Ardon-Dryer, who is studying how the wintry white stuff is formed in clouds.

CafeSci is a series of science cafes around the country produced by the folks at the PBS NOVA television series. They're bringing scientists and cutting edge technology entrepreneurs to present their work to the public in a fun and social format, over food and drinks.

Presentation starts at 7:00 - get there early tho to find seats and socialize with fellow nerds. Your organizers will be there around 6:30, and will be wearing Meetup pins so folks can find us.

The Middlesex Lounge is located on Mass Ave, a few blocks from the Central Square Red Line stop in Cambridge. For folks who are driving, parking is available at the following locations:

• University Park @ MIT garage - 55 Franklin Street ($10 after 5:00 PM)

• Green Street Garage - 260 Green Street ($6 after 6:00 PM, up to 4 hours)

• Cambridge municipal lots along Bishop Allen Drive (parallel to Mass Ave in Central Square)

• Metered street parking along Mass Ave and nearby streets

Municipal and metered street parking is free after 6:00 (if you can find any, and watch out for the permit parking only signs on most side streets in Cambridge). Parking rates are from - YMMV.

Hope to see you there :)

From Scott/NOVA:

Hey there Nerd Fun peeps!’s October in Boston, meaning that navigating through snow and ice is right around the corner. A big question you may ask yourself when it snows is how this type of precipitation forms in the first place.

Well, at our next “Innovation Café” on Tuesday, October 22, we are going to be “Making Stuff: Colder” with MIT researcher Karin Ardon-Dryer. Along with her research group, Ardon-Dryer is building a freezing chamber that will help us better understand how ice crystals are created in clouds. Previously, she studied cloud physics at Tel Aviv University. At CafeSci Boston, she will be speaking about her cutting-edge research, and will be happy to answer any of your cloud-formation related questions! Also, we should all be getting drinks ON THE ROCKS!

We look forward to seeing you NEXT WEEK! Again, that's Tuesday, October 22nd at 7pm @ Middlesex Lounge!

Mary, Rachel, Maiken & Scott
The CafeSci Boston Organizing Team

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  • Rebecca

    David Pogue is going to Yahoo (leave the Times). He'll produce videos and write columns, and oversee expansion of Yahoo's consumer technology coverage. Yahoo is trying to get real content on Yahoo so people will stay and read. He'll still do things like Nova. "Pogue's multimedia blitz helped establish him among the world's most influential technology writers." (article in today's Globe. Which I read while hold the paper in my hands; then I put it in the recycling bin.)

    October 23, 2013

  • Edward

    Pretty decent lecture, nice service, not as mobbed as before.

    October 22, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Just saw Making Stuff...Faster on TV last night; it was good. Of course.

    1 · October 17, 2013

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