Cal Poly Science Cafe

  1. Erin Zamrzla, author, At Home with Handmade Books, presented Stitched! Hands-on Japanese Bookbinding at Kennedy Library, April, 2012. The event was part of the opening celebration for the spring exhibit, Pressing Forward: The Book Club of California at 100.

    lib.calpoly.edu/learningcommons/science_cafe/bookbinding/

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  2. Interview with Science Café presenters and web developers/designers Michael J. Newman and Scott Hutchinson. As seen on Boing Boing! boingboing.net/2012/03/14/library-staircase-delightfully.html

    Kennedy Library’s grand staircase was transformed into a live game board using wire, cans and balloons as part of the Cal Poly Science Café series. To play the game, we aimed and threw tennis balls at the cans, which acted as live switches. A digital scoreboard tracked the team’s cans as they were knocked over; it was shared on displays throughout the library and on participants’ mobile devices.

    For more about DIY: Physical Computing at Play, including source files: lib.calpoly.edu/learningcommons/science_cafe/physicalcomputing/

    Join Kennedy Library on Facebook (facebook.com/KennedyLibrary) to hear about future events, which are open to everyone.

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  3. Experience the transformation of Kennedy Library’s grand staircase into a live game board using wire, cans and balloons. As seen on Boing Boing! boingboing.net/2012/03/14/library-staircase-delightfully.html

    As part of a recent Cal Poly Science Café, we aimed and threw tennis balls at the cans, which acted as live switches. A digital scoreboard tracked the team’s cans as they were knocked over; it was shared on displays throughout the library and on participants’ mobile devices.

    This event featured web developers/designers Michael J. Newman and Scott Hutchinson.

    Join Kennedy Library on Facebook to hear about future events, which are open to everyone.

    For more about DIY: Physical Computing at Play, including source files:
    lib.calpoly.edu/learningcommons/science_cafe/physicalcomputing/

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  4. Dr. Dianne DeTurris, a professor in aerospace engineering at Cal Poly, presented Hypersonic! How Commercial Space Flight Works at Science Cafe in Kennedy Library, January 2012.

    Before her talk, Science Cafe student assistant Jordan Hooper asked Dr. DeTurris a few questions. In this short video interview she talks briefly about why she didn't become an astronaut, what her experience has been as a woman in the field, her current research in hypersonics and thoughts on other life in the universe.

    Science Cafe is an informal speaker series offered by Cal Poly's Kennedy Library that explores scientific topics with an expert.

    For more about Science Cafe and this event:
    lib.calpoly.edu/learningcommons/science_cafe/hypersonic/

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  5. Cal Poly Science Cafe is an informal speaker series that explores scientific topics with an expert.

    In November 2011, Ric Rhinehart, Executive Director of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and a former Cal Poly student, visited Kennedy Library to lead us in a basic coffee taste test.

    In this video Ric explains why coffee cupping is used in the industry.

    The next day there was a delicious community pour-over event at Sally Loo's Wholesome Cafe.

    For more about Science Cafe and this event:
    lib.calpoly.edu/learningcommons/science_cafe/coffeetasting/

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Cal Poly Science Cafe

Robert E. Kennedy Library PRO

Hear stories, see demos, play hands-on and explore new ideas with an expert. This experiential learning series is not just about science: events are interdisciplinary (and fun) too!

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