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 Previous Science Cafe's

    "What Would Yoda Do? Exploring Good and Evil and the Balance of the Force in Star Wars"
                      Dr. Brad Will, Associate Professor of English/Assistant Dean College of Arts
                            Humanities & Social Sciences-Fort Hays State University

    "Enhancing the Classroom and Workplace with Virtual/Augmented Realty (V/AR)
                      Dr. Robert Moody, Department of Enhanced Education Programs Professor

    "Relativity, Gravitational Waves and Laser Interferometer Gravitational-
   Wave Observatory"
                 July 16, 2017
                     Amber Henry, FHSU Physics Graduate, Educational and Outreach Coordinator
                     for LIGO Hanford Observatory

  "August's Total Solar Eclipse; Where and How to See It"           May 3, 2017
                     Dean Stramel, Adjunct Professor in Chemistry, FHSU

  "Futuristic Computing and It's Impact on Society Today and Tomorrow"    April 25, 2017
            Presentation by Dr. Eduard Babulak, Department of Informatics at FHSU 
  "August's Total Solar Eclipse: Where and How to See It"             March 28, 2017
                    Dean Stramel, Adjunct Professor in Chemistry, FHSU

   "Plant Stressors and Responses"             February 28, 2017
                    Dr. Brian Maricle, Associate Professor/Department of Biological Sciences, FHSU       

  "Tornado Valley"         January 24, 2017
                   Dr. Grady Dixon, Department of Geosciences Chair & Associate Professor, FHSU 

  "Two Cultures: What American Scientists Think about Religion"           November 3, 2016
                  Edward John Larson, Pulitzer Prize Winning American Historian/
                         Legal Scholar at Pepperdine University             

   "Past Nobel Peace Prize Laureates"         October 11, 2016
                 Dr. Gavin Buffington/Dr. C.D. Clark/Dr. Eric Deyo/Dr. Jack Maseberg/
                                 Dr. Kent Rohleder, Fort Hays State University

    "75th Science Cafe - - Proxima b-to be, or not to be, a habitable planet"
   September 27, 2016                Dr. Paul Adams, Dean - - FHSU College of Education

   "ORION - American's New Spacecraft"        June 23, 2016
                Joe Erdman, Lockhead Martin Space Systems Company 
  "PechaKucha 20 Images x 20 Seconds"         April 26, 2016
                Dr. Gavin Buffington, Dr. CD Clark, Dr. Eric Deyo, Dr. Jack Maseberg, Dr. Kent Rohleder

  "Current Trends in Photovoltaics Research: What's A Carrot Got to Do With It?"       
    April 12, 2016                     Dr. Arvin Cruz, FHSU Chemistry Department

   "Lesser Prairie-Chickens...The Rest of the Story"     March 1, 2016
               Randy Rodgers, Wildlife Biologist

  "Beyond Recreation: Using Drones in Research"   February 16, 2016
               Beau Dealy & Curtis Moore

  "Vermiculture: Let Worms Eat Your Garbage"   January 26, 2016
              Dr. Jean A. Gleichsner, FHSU Agriculture Department 

  "Bring Back the Monarchs"      December 1, 2015
              Angie Babbit, Communications Coordinator, Monarch Watch

   "The Martian" Reality or Hollywood Movie Magic"      November 19, 2015
              Dr. Paul Adams, Fort Hays State University
  "Increasing Wind Penetration: Challenges and Opportunities"     October 22, 2015
              Dr. Al Tamimi, Vice President Transmission Planning Policy
              Sunflower Electric Power Corporation
"Research Topics in Biometeorology: Are Suicide Rates Affected by Weather?"
              September 29, 2015               Dr. P. Grady Dixon, FHSU Department of Geosciences

  "Night Storms"     April 9, 2015
              Dr. David Bodine, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  "New Horizons - A Visit to Pluto Summer 2015"     March 26, 2015
              Dr. Paul Adams, Fort Hays State University 

   "Sometimes Truth is Greater than Fiction: Exploring Common Psychological Myths and even more interesting Psychological Facts"
    February 12, 2015                  Trey Hill, Ph.D, FHSU Assistant Professor
   "10,000 Years of Human Communication in 30 Minutes"   January 29, 2015
               Dr. Gordon Carlson, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, FHSU 
  "Hail and Deer....And Several Other Answers To Your Questions About Storm Chasing"  
   November 20, 2014                P. Grady Dixon, FHSU Department of Geosciences 

  "Immunizations to Prevent and Eradicate Diseases"   October 23, 2014
             Bevra Brinkman, Kimberly Koerner,  & Dr. Ellen Squire; Hays Medical Center

  "NACA & NASA: The Early Years"   October 9, 2014
            John Ross
  "The Art of Watering"   September 11, 2014
           Holly Dickman, K-State Research & Extension
  "Prairieism"   May 8, 2014
          Brendon McCampbell
  "Vive le difference!"  April 24, 2014
          Dr. Jon Hauxwell

  "The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science" - - 50th Science Cafe!   March 12, 2014
         Chris Mooney

  "Evolutionary Economics"    February 13, 2014
         W. Trey Hill, Department of Psychology, FHSU

   "Comet Ison: The Comet that Was or Wasn't"   December 5, 2013
         Dr. Paul Adams, Fort Hays State University 

  "Changing Seasons"   November 7, 2013
         Dr. Greg Farley, FHSU Biology 

  "Still Curious About Curiosity"   October 17, 2013
         Dr. John Heinrichs, FHSU Geosciences

  "De-Clawing Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics for the Rest of Us"  September 12, 2013
         Dr. Elise Crull, University of Aberdeen

  "Science of Suds"   May 23, 2013
        Gerald Wyman, Brewmaster, Lb. Brewing Company/Derk Brockelman

  "Collaboration with Soil - Exploring the Art in Agriculture"   April 25, 2013
        Dr. Rhonda Janke, Kansas State University

  "Crash and Burn: The Impact of Near-Earth Objects"   March 28, 2013
         Dr. Paul Adams, FHSU

  "Vonnegut's View: Citizens and Science"    February 28, 2013
         Dr. Darrell Hamlin, FHSU 

  "Citizen Science: Science Of, By, and For People"    January 31, 2013
         Dr. Paul Adams, FHSU
  "2012? Mayans, Nibiru, White Buffalo, OH MY!"    November 29, 2012
         Dr. Paul Adams, FHSU 

  "Pushing or Probing? The Inexact Science of Political Polling"   October 25, 2012
         Brett Zollinger, FHSU Sociology and Social Work

  "Curious About Curiosity"    September 6, 2012
         Dr. John Heinrichs, FHSU Geosciences
 "Of Mussels and Men"   May 10, 2012
         Curtis Wolf, Kansas Wetlands Education Center   

   "Astrobiology Through a Microscope: Extremophiles in our Cosmo"   April 19, 2012
       Dr. Samuel Zwenger, FHSU Biological Sciences
      Kansas From 88,000 Feet: FHSU's High-Altitude Balloon Launch     March 8, 2012
       Dr. Jack Maseberg and Dr. Paul Adams
              Still Image Video  
                  Balloon Launch Video

   "Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe"   February 9, 2012
       Dr. Bharat Ratra

    "Neutrinos and the OPERA Experiment"   January 26, 2012
       Dr. Eric Deyo

   "The Future is Now: Science Fiction Authors & Invention"   November 3, 2011
        Dr. Bradley Will, Associate Professor of English/Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences

 "NASA: Dollar$ and $en$e"   October 6, 2011
        Randy Gish, Johnson Space Center, ret 
 "Weather Extremes: Natural or Not"   September 22, 2011
       Dr. John Heinrichs, Fort Hays State University, Geoscience Department

 "Bag It: The Damaging Effects of Plastic Bags on our Ecosystem"   May 17, 2011
      Keegen Olson & Delphine Brisson-Burns 

"Using Social Networking Sites: How Facebook Usage is Impacting Us"   May 10, 2011
       Dr. John Raacke & Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke  

 "Space: The Final Frontier, NASA's Next Ten Years"   April 19, 2011
       Dr Paul Adams, Fort Hays State University

 "Peak Oil: What is the World Energy Outlook"   April 12, 2011
        Dr. Keith Miller, Kansas State University, Department of Geology

 "Embracing the Honeybee"   March 8, 2011
          Greg Swob 

 "Dust World" February 15, 2011
          Dr. Paul Adams, Fort Hays State University 
 "Auger North"     January 11, 2011      
          Dr. Nick Solomey, WSU Department of Physics

 "Who's Afraid of Frankenfoods (and why)"      November 9, 2010      
         Dr. Larry Davis, Kansas State University,  Professor of Biochemistry  

 "The Face of Mars: A Critical Look"   October 5, 2010
            Dr. John Heinrichs, Fort Hays State University, Geoscience Department  

 "Can Citizens Prevent Global Warming?"   September 21, 2010
            Dr. Bob Mosil - 1985 Nobel Peace Prize Winner/Woodrow Wilson Scholar 

 "God, Darwin and Global Warming?"      July 29, 2010
             Kenneth Miller, Brown University Biologist  

 "Why Fear Snakes? What's Fact, What's Fiction, What's Evolution?"      July 13, 2010        
            Brian Bartels, Museum Educator, Sternberg Museum

"What is a Pelican doing in Kansas? Cheyenne Bottoms: Sights and Sounds of Bird Migration"  
  May 11, 2010               CJ Wolf

 "Where Does Kansas stand on common core standards?"   April 21, 2010
             Sally Cauble, Kansas Board of Education, District 5

 "Super Darn Radar"     March 23, 2010
              Mark Garret, Fort Hays State University

 "Nanotechnology: How small is that? Is it dangerous?"   February 23, 2010
              Dr. Cathy Clewett, Fort Hays State University 

 "2012: The End of Time?"  January 19, 2010
               Dr. Paul Adams, Fort Hays State University 

 "Wonder Drugs gone bad" the dark side of antibiotics   November 10, 2009
              Jon Hauxwell, M.D.

 "Violence in Women"   October 20, 2009
             Dr. Janett Naylor, Fort Hays State University, Psychology 

 "Satellites and Strange Space Clouds"  October 8, 2009
            Dr. Dianne Robinson, Hampton University, VA

 "Using Genomics to Address Environmental Change"   September 15, 2009
            Dr. Mike Herman, Kansas State University, Biology

 "Mankind's Giant Leap"  July 21, 2009
            Dr. Paul Adams, Fort Hays State University

 "How Stable Isotopes in Bird Feathers Give Us a Sense of Place in Time"  June 16, 2009
            Dr. Dave Rintoul, Kansas State University Division of Biology

 "Exoplanet Discovery"   May 12, 2009
            Dr. Paul Adams, Fort Hays State University

 "Bioethics: How Science and Ethics Intersect"  April 21, 2009
            Dr. Carl E. Miller, Fort Hays State University, Philosophy

 "What's A Hadron, and Why Do We Want to Collide Them?"   March 11, 2009
            Dr. Phil Baringer, KU Physics, LHC Researcher

 "Academic Freedom"   February 17, 2009
            Dr. Darrell Hamlin, Fort Hays State University

 "Mosasaurs, Plesiosaurs, and Sea Monsters: Oh My!"    January 20, 2009
           Mike Everhart 

 "Wind + Alternative Energies"   November 25, 2008
            Dr. Ruth Douglas Miller, KSU Electrical Engineering Department

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