Past Athens Science Café events and speakers:


Development Engineering: Empowering the Poor through Technology- based Solutions, Dr. William Kisaalita

What Do You Watch On TV? Representation in the Media, Dr. Haille Rae

Land of Fire and Ice:  Geology of Iceland, Dr. Tamie Jovanelly


Physical Therapy for My WHAT?? A Discussion of Pelvic Floor Health, Teresa Morneault and Nidhi Patel


Undergraduate Research at Scale: What is the Treatment and C.U.R.E.?, Dr. Erin Dolan

The Rise and Fall of the Immune System: From Embryos to Aging and Rejuvenation, Dr. Nancy Manley

CSI Athens: Crime Scene Science, William Edison & Aja Cannell

Smart(y) Pants: Putting the Tech in Textiles, Dr. Apurba Banerjee

The Power of Pollinators: What’s the Buzz in Your Garden?

An Iced Cafe Mocha: Beans for a Global Market, 1000 Faces Coffee

Last Call at the Oasis: A Look at Water and Agriculture, Dr. Rishi Masalia, UGA

A Day at the Museum: An Opportunity to Learn and Explore the Treasures of the Georgia Natural History Museum

Brewing Science, Dr. Daniel LePage & Blake Tyers, Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Does Money Buy Happiness?, Dr. Matt J. Goren & Michael G. Thomas, UGA

Gravitational Waves: The Ebb and Flow to a Nobel Prize, Dr. Chad Davies

Origins of Life: A Chemical Perspective, Christopher Parsons


Are Diamonds Really Forever?, Danielle Haskett, UGA

NASA & Small Spacecraft, Roger Hunter, NASA

Discussing Concussing, Dr. Julianne Schmidt, UGA

Backyard Chickens & Health, Dr. Lydia Anderson, UGA

 Forest Health and Diagnostics, David Coyle, UGA

Modes of Thinking, Dr. Juan Gutierrez, UGA

The Key to Tomorrow’s Sustainable Agriculture, Dr. Erico Mattos, Phytosynthetix

Science of American Dialects, Dr. Bill Kretzschmar, UGA

Science of Narcissism, Dr. Keith Campbell, UGA

Science of Anthropology, Dr. Suzie Birch, UGA


Self Driving Cars, Brad Bazemore, UGA

Zombieism and Viral Infection, Dr. Bill Switzer, CDC

Environmental Impact of the BP Oil Spill, Dr. Samantha (Mandy) Joye, UGA

Galaxies in Motion, Dr. Robin Shelton, UGA

Community Gardens, Dr. David Burle, UGA

Trials by Science (in collaboration with Rabbit Box)

Marketing Science behind Sex in Advertising, Dr. Tom Riechert, UGA

GA Science Standards, Zoe Evans & Jeremy Peacock, GA Science Teachers Association

Origins of the Universe, Dr. Loris Magnani, UGA


Fracking, Dr. Paul Schroeder, UGA

Science of Internet Mythology, Dr. Shira Chess, UGA

Entomophagy, Dr. Marianne Shockley, UGA

Wildlife Urbanization, Dr. Sonia Hernandez, UGA

Science of Ice Cream, Dr. Bill Kerr, UGA

Climate Change, Dr. Marshall Shepherd, UGA

Plastics in the Ocean, Dr. Jenna Jambeck, UGA

Human Evolution, Dr. Mark Farmer, UGA

Fermentation, Hugh Acheson, Chef


Space Exploration, Roger Hunter, NASA

School Nutrition, Dr. Caree Cotwright, UGA

Vaccine Communication, Dr. Glen Nowak, UGA

Dog Domestication, Dr. Kate Creevy & Dr. Kelly Dyer, UGA

Science of Beer Brewing, Brian “Spike” Buckowski,  Terrapin Brewing Company

Winds of Change, Dr. John Knox, UGA

Science of GMOs, Dr. Wayne Parrott, UGA

Science of Love, Dr. Keith Campbell, UGA