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MDI Science Cafés

Our MDI Science Cafés provide relaxed and fun forums in which to learn about the science that affects your life.

MDI Bio Lab’s Science Cafés provide an informal introduction to ground-breaking biomedical research by its scientists, scholars from near and far and from local experts in other fields as well. The floor is open for questions and discussion. It can get lively and it’s always engaging. Each Café lasts about one hour, and are held as a mix of virtual and in-person events. MDI Science Cafés are open to the public and free of charge.

MDI Science Cafés are part of the international Science Café and Cafés Scientifique movement to promote public engagement with science.


Science Communication in a Polluted Online Environment

April 10, 2023 • 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Online)

What strategies and tactics can scientists use to make sure their research is relevant, heard and trusted? Join moderator Fred Bever with guests Andrew Revkin, the former New York Times climate reporter and Guggenheim Fellow who now directs Columbia University’s Initiative on Communication Innovation and Impact, and Elisabeth Marnik, Ph.D., a biomedical researcher and educator at Husson University and the MDI Biological Laboratory. Marnik posts on social media as @sciencewhizliz. Join us for the MDI Science Café, online on April 10 at 5 PM.

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