Flandrau’s Science Cafe Brings Science Downtown

January 15, 2013

This Spring 2013, the Science Café series at Cushing Street Restaurant will feature researchers the Carson Scholarsflandrau logo program based at the UA’s Institute of the Environment. The Carson Scholars are graduate students who focus on environmentally related fields, pursue interdisciplinary studies, and work to communicate their science in ways that engage the public with environmental insights and issues.

For the Spring 2013 Science Café series at Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant, five Carson Scholars will talk about their scientific field and their research.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Brian Wheelwright, College of Optics & Steward Solar Lab, Solar Energy Research

“Telescope-Inspired Solar Concentrators: The Sexiest Way to Go Solar”


Tuesday, February 15, 2013

Andrea Corral, UA Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

“Solar Membrane Distillation For Sustainable Water Supply and Reclamation”


Tuesday, March 12, 2013



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ashwin Naidu, School of Natural Resources and the Environment

“Wildlife Forensic Genetics and a Regional Mountain Lion Database for Arizona”


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rebecca Lybrand, Soil, Water, and Environmental Science

“The Soils of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona.”


The Carson Scholars Science Café Series, in Spring 2013 at Cushing Street Restaurant, will allow you to learn more about innovative environmental science and finding solutions to our future environmental challenges.

Shipherd Reed will moderate the discussion. Reed, who promises to wrap things up by 7:30 p.m., will keep the Café lively and on track. Following the program, audience members will have the opportunity to submit discussion topic ideas for subsequent Science Café events.

Seating is limited so please arrive early. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

More information about the Flandrau Science Center and the Science Café is at their website or on Facebook.

Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant is located at 198 W. Cushing Street on the corner of Cushing Street & Meyer Avenue in Downtown Tucson, across the street from the Tucson Convention Center. Complimentary, lighted, on-site parking is available on the east side of the restaurant.