Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!
Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.
David Sanchez, Ph.D.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Biofilms play a central role in an ecosystem's ability to sustain life and provide goods and services for economic development. In the biosphere, they support key biochemical transformations that clean water, provide fertilizer, and allow food to be digested. But what else can they do? Can engineers electrically harness the talents of the "best chemists in the world?" Join Dr. David Sanchez as he discusses how engineers are exploring the role of biofilms in creating innovative sustainable technologies.
Sanchez is an Assistant Professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Assistant Director for the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh. His research is focused on fusing sustainability principles and design thinking to address water and energy challenges facing natural systems and the built environment.
Some of Sanchez's current projects include engineering biofilm-electrodes, improving water disinfection technologies for aquaculture, and creating real-time environmental quality sensor platforms. Engineering education research also plays a major role in his work. His team is working to create innovative K-12 engineering programs, infusing sustainable design into engineering curricula, and evaluating the role of extra-curricular innovation/entrepreneurship landscape in student learning.
Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Cash bar: Open from 6-7:30 pm
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Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
Chips and cookies
Beer and wine