University of North Georgia (UNG) faculty members are maintaining their active role in serving as speakers for the Dahlonega Science Cafe during the 2022-23 academic year. They were the group’s speakers for August and September and will also headline monthly events at the Bourbon Street Grille until January.
“This is a great chance for speakers from UNG and beyond to share their knowledge with an inquisitive general public of all ages,” said Dr. Nancy Dallman, chair of the UNG Department of Biology. “Our goal with the cafe is to show that science is available everywhere.
Past and upcoming UNG speakers include:
- August: Evan Lampert, professor of biology, “No Killing in the Peach State: Greater Wasps and Hornets in North Georgia.”
- September: Jill Schulze, associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, “Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis): The Good, the Bad, and a Few Things You May Regret Learning.”
- 6.30pm 17 October: Patrick Bunton, Head of Physics and Astronomy, ‘Renewable energy: solar, wind and beyond’
- 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7: Amy Tomlinson, professor of chemistry, “OLEDs, Solar Cells, and Electrochromic Materials, Oh My!”
- 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5: Linda Purvis, assistant professor of biology, “Which Came First, the Chicken or the Hormones? Debunking the Hormone Myth.”
- 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23: Francisco Guzman, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, “What’s the Matter with the Universe?”
The group also welcomes ideas for future monthly talks, which can be emailed to [email protected]