1. Start Me Up! Are you an innovator?

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    At this Cal Poly Science Cafe, we asked experts -- Is there such a thing as a "starter" mindset? Do entrepreneurs think differently? Do you want to be one? We explored the psychology of successful entrepreneurs with Professor Jon York, entrepreneur Eric Meyer, and recent Cal Poly graduates who are currently moving forward with their innovative ideas. Learn more about the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, too! http://lib.calpoly.edu/science_cafe/startmeup/

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    • Pyroprints! Fingerprinting Bacteria

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      At this Cal Poly Science Cafe, we heard stories from Professor Chris Kitts and third year biology student Maria Zuleta Alvarado about their adventures collecting local E. coli data for the Cal Poly Library of Pyroprints (CPLOP). The database is intended to be a searchable, online library and lower-cost resource for tracking E. coli to help researchers understand who or what is polluting the water. http://lib.calpoly.edu/science_cafe/pyroprints/

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      • Installation: Learning is Infectious (color)

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        Clare Olsen, an assistant professor in architecture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, is working with the Kennedy Library on an sculpture called, "Learning is Infectious." This video is the second in a series documenting the process. You can read an interview Renee Jain, a 5th year architecture student, did with Clare about the project on our blog: http://lib.calpoly.edu/blog/outloud/2013/01/07/clare-on-color/ Look for the installation in winter quarter 2013!

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        • On Foot! Community Design and Public Health

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          Over 140 people had a blast using found objects to imagine and create a model of their ideal city -- with a focus on walkability -- at the fall quarter Cal Poly Science Cafe. James Rojas, a city and regional planner and the founder of Place It! joined us from L.A. with two giant blue shopping bags stuffed with random objects that inspired the imagination. Participants (the majority of whom were Cal Poly students) came up with fun and innovative ideas, including building a giant slide as a tourist attraction, closing downtown to cars and building more bike lanes. Our Cal Poly experts in conversation: Beverly Bass, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture Kelly Main, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning Heather Starnes, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology Stephanie Teaford, Community Liaison for STRIDE (Science through Translational Research in Diet and Exercise) Learn more about it: http://lib.calpoly.edu/blog/outloud/2012/10/23/on-foot-adventures-in-city-planning/ This Science Cafe was held on October 18, 2012.

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          • Your college librarians

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            Get to know the six librarians who are here for you at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Bonus: discover which college librarian has been run over by a flock of sheep! It's not the one you may think.

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            • Coffee + Cookies = Science Communication

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              A how-to for developing an interactive, fun and meaningful Science Cafe event series for your academic library. Presented at the Curien International Science Communication Conference. Check out our Cal Poly Science Cafe channel, too!

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              • Woodcut artist Tom Killion explains process

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                Woodcut artist Tom Killion spoke at the opening celebration for Robert E. Kennedy Library's spring exhibit, Pressing Forward: The Book Club of California at 100.

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                • Science Cafe: Stitched!

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

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                  • DIY: Physical Computing at Play (interview)

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                    Interview with Science Café presenters and web developers/designers Michael J. Newman and Scott Hutchinson. As seen on Boing Boing! http://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: http://lib.calpoly.edu/learningcommons/science_cafe/physicalcomputing/ Join Kennedy Library on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/KennedyLibrary) to hear about future events, which are open to everyone.

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                    • DIY: Physical Computing at Play (overview)

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                      Experience the transformation of Kennedy Library’s grand staircase into a live game board using wire, cans and balloons. As seen on Boing Boing! http://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: http://lib.calpoly.edu/learningcommons/science_cafe/physicalcomputing/

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