Hunting the Elements: Materials Science

Corbin Cannon, M.S., Staff Geologist, AR Geological Survey; Laura Ruhl, Ph.D., Assist. Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences, UALR; and Chris Handley, Project Mgr., Terracon...

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About

Founder – Linda D. Williams, M.S., is the best-selling author of 24 books on science & technology including, Chemistry Demystified, 2nd ed., Careers in Forensics, 5 Steps to a 5: AP Environmental Science and Nanotechnology Demystified. A former biomedical researcher at NASA-Johnson Space Center and Rice University, Houston, TX, Williams established the Little Rock Science Café in the spring of 2007. The result has been outstanding with monthly events bringing standing room only crowds. For science news and updates, link up on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

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Linda Williams, M.S., Founder and Director

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People

The Science Café works because people are interested in many cutting edge topics and want to discuss them with experts “in the know.” Here you’ll find people who have participated in the Science Café to date.
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Outreach


KUAR FM89.1 Call-in Radio Show

Prior to each Science Café, moderator Dorothy Graves, PhD, hosts a companion radio call-in show on NPR-affiliate station KUAR FM89.1 from 6:05-6:30pm. It is a casual conversation between Dorothy and one of the evening’s panelists offering radio listeners the same opportunity given to the café audience – direct access to an expert to learn more about a science topic and the opportunity to ask questions. Since beginning the radio show in 2008, Dorothy has interviewed more than 45 guests on the monthly program. (Science Café Little Rock does not air in December, July or August.)

Science Supplies

We collect surplus lab supplies and distribute them to small schools with very small or nonexistent science supply budgets. Science teachers in need of supplies may inquire via the Science cafe email address. Please include your location, school size, and contact information. We also need a list of what you actually need to compare with the supplies we have.

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Calendar

March – Radio in the 21st Century

April - Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials

May - The Illusion of Time

June - Zero Waste – Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Summer Break – No July or August cafes 

September - The Science of Espionage

October - Brain Learning – Just Do It

November - Can You See It? Vision & Photography

Winter Break – No December cafe

Radio Sneak Peak

Each month a speaker from the SC panel of scientists/experts provides insight on the topic as a guest on the KUAR-FM89 ”Science Cafe Little Rock” talk show hosted by our own Dorothy Graves, Ph.D. at (6:05-6:30 p.m.) just prior to the live event at 7 p.m. Dorothy’s guest this month will be Marcus Kessler.

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