Science Bites is part of an international grassroots movement called Science Cafés. The goal of science cafes is to take science discussion away from the halls of academia and research and bring it to a more informal, casual setting: places like restaurants, pubs, and coffee houses. The talks are public and open to everyone; no expertise on the presenting topic is necessary, just an interest in some engaging conversation.

Since its start in the fall of 2013, Science Bites topics have been on everything from “Nature’s Zombies” and the “Science of Cheese Making” to “The Art and Science of Guitar Making” and “The Big Deal about Big Data”.

Science Bites takes place once a month. Information and updates on upcoming dates and topics can be found on the Institute’s Facebook page. Those interested in receiving Science Bites updates and information via email should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.