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Science Café

Join us to enjoy Raising Cane’s and hear from scientists and local community members. Science Café at Morrill Hall is a casual, educational, and entertaining monthly series for adults (21+) exploring a variety of science and natural history topics.

Museum Member, UNL Student/Faculty/Staff (ID required): $10.00
Non-Member: $15.00
Ticket includes:  One (1) drink ticket, three (3) Raising Cane’s chicken fingers, toast and Cane’s Sauce
(Vegetarian meal option available.)
Ticket sales end 10:00am day of program.
Must be age 21+ to attend. Cash bar available. Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, April 20 | 6:30-8:00pm
Talk Topic: Could the People of the Great Plains Have Distinctive Character Traits?
with John Hibbing, Political Science Professor, UNL
*This event will be held at the Happy Raven, 122 N 11th St.

Is it possible that just be residing in the Great Plains, we have our own set of deep and distinct identities, values, philosophies, creeds, and personalities? UNL Political Science Professor John Hibbing explores how we might answer these questions and what it says about the Great Plains as a region. Hibbing studies how biological variations change the way people respond to politics and the environment.
Thursday, May 18 | 6:30-8:00pm
Talk Topic: Amazing Silk
with Patricia Cox Crews, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Textiles and Founding Director Emeritus International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Did you know that silk mills once dotted the East Coast? That planting mulberry trees and raising silk worms was a popular ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme during the early 1800s? That silk is stronger than steel? UNL Textiles Professor Emerita Pat Crews explores the rise and decline of silk--an amazing fiber-- and describes how America democratized silk for a few decades during the 19th century.
Thursday, June 15 | 6:30-8:00pm
Talk Topic: Design Biological Systems the ‘Lego’ Way
with Rajib Saha, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Legos are a popular children’s toy but did you know they also serve as a great analogy for biological systems? Many of the most complex challenges facing humans today, pollution control, plant and animal protection, and food safety can be tackled using a “lego” or building block approach! Dr. Rajib Saha will discuss the design process of biological systems to achieve a desired goal.
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