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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, August 17 | 6:30-8:00pm
Talk Topic: Sustainable Manufacturing: How Your Favorite Pair of Old Blue Jeans is Helping the World
with Jen Carlson and Josh Shear of local Lincoln company Shear Composites

Learn how sustainable manufacturing turns your favorite pair of old blue jeans into sunglasses or corn husks into countertops. Join Jen Carlson and Josh Shear of local Lincoln company Shear Composites as they explain how everyday materials are given new life.
Thursday, September 21* | 6:30-8:00pm
Talk Topic: Nebraska Archaeology
with the Nebraska State Historical Society
*This event will be held at the Happy Raven, 122 N 11th St.

What goes into understanding Nebraska’s past through archeology? Come find out about controversies brewing in Nebraska and how we determine what is fact and what is fiction. We’ll have some hands-on activities to test your interpretation skills.
Thursday, November 16 | 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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