Cal Poly Science Café

Photo of Michael Newman at Cal Poly Science Cafe

Michael Newman leads a custom crowd-sourced game for Cal Poly Science Cafe at the San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire (2013)

Hear stories, see demos, play hands-on and explore new ideas with an expert. This experiential learning series is not just about science: events are interdisciplinary (and fun) too! We’re celebrating five years of interactive Cal Poly Science Cafe programming and partnerships in 2014.

Inspired by Learn by Doing and Cal Poly students, we’ve also launched Open Science Cafe, This initiative is designed empower students to make their own Cal Poly Science Café with the researcher, thought leader or creative mover and shaker of their choice with a $3,000 event budget. Applications are accepted in the fall.

Here’s a recent video interview from Cal Poly Science Cafe:

You can read recaps of Cal Poly Science Cafe on our blog.

Karen Lauritsen leads the Cal Poly Science Cafe series, which has been featured on Boing Boing. Interested in starting your own science cafe series? Check out this how-to video.

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