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Snarky Science @ CafeSci Boston

  • Nov 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Hi all...

Scott Asakawa with NOVA Education invites us to the next CafeSci Boston at the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge.  This month’s speaker is Brian J Abraham. Brian earned his PhD from Boston University in Bioinformatics before taking a position as a Postdoctoral Associate in the lab of Richard Young at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. By day, he’s a lab scientist researching stem cell gene expression. By night, he blogs as “The Snarky Scientist (Karaoke Competitor),” where he combines a great amount of insider knowledge about science with a healthy dose of humor and “snark.” You can find him dishing out pearls of wisdom and humor on twitter as @SnarkyScientist.

Join us at Middlesex where Brian will talk about his current research, and also give his take on the current states of science and science communication. As always, he’ll be happy to answer questions from the audience as well. It’s sure to be a fun night, so come out with your friends, grab a drink, and get ready for a good time.

See you there!

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

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  • Janet

    Science communication/outreach may seem like a peripheral topic but it's key to attracting people to science and funding research--building the future of science in this country.

    November 20, 2013

  • steve

    always fun stuff.thanks for putting it together.steve

    November 19, 2013

  • Doreen C.

    Interesting concept. I have to say that the only exposure I had to science in my youth was classes at school that were badly taught from out of date and badly written texts. As an adult my exposure to science through outreach programs has fascinated me and made me wish I had pursued a career in science.

    November 19, 2013

  • eliza

    Do you have to be 21?

    November 19, 2013

    • John

      Here was Scott's reply to this issue at a previous Middlesex event (assuming it still holds - correct me if I'm wrong, Scott):

      Hey all,

      Sorry to be late to the game in weighing in on the issue of minors at the café. We've done a bit of checking, and here's what we've got:

      According to Jayne Hetherington, Middlesex's PR representative, minors are allowed on the premises before 9pm. Since we plan to be wrapped up by about that time, bringing your kids should be fine!! We've got plenty of history of doing this, so I don't anticipate any problems.

      Please note that alcohol will be being sold to customers 21+, so use discretion when considering whether or not to bring younger friends, loved ones, etc.

      But in sum, yes. Minors are allowed.

      November 19, 2013

    • Scott A.

      As far as I know, this is still correct.

      November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I promise I will attend an event soon.....I have a volunteer commitment for Tuesday nights, so have to miss tonight.

    November 19, 2013

  • Scott A.

    You guys are the best. Just thought I'd let you know.

    3 · November 15, 2013

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