LITTLE ROCK – Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Makers & Inventors: Innovation Today, on April 26. Panelists will discuss the creativity of makers and inventors and the steps involved in the marketing, patenting and technology transfer of new ideas, products and medical devices.
Held from 7-9 p.m. at Afterthought Bistro & Bar in Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood, Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. Admission is free.
This month’s panel will include: Joel Gordon, director of making at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock; Nancy Gray, Ph.D., director of UAMS BioVentures in Little Rock; and Chad Collins of Arkansas Invents in Little Rock. Panel moderator Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor and director of research and publications in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Oncology.
Graves also will host the corresponding live call-in program, “Science Cafe Little Rock,” on National Public Radio-affiliate radio station KUAR FM89. The science talk show, featuring one speaker from the monthly panel of scientists and experts, is aired just prior (6:05-6:30 p.m.) to the live Science Café event. Gordon is this month’s radio guest.
Science Café forums are held the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for July, August and December. Check out the website for information on monthly speakers and topics at www.sciencecafelr.com. For more information on future Science Café events or to suggest topics/speakers, contact Science Café Director Linda Williams, research liaison, UAMS Office of Research, at (501) 686-7418. To join the listserv and receive news on monthly speakers/events, send an email with “subscribe” in the subject field to firstname.lastname@example.org. Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Aristotle, KUAR-FM 89.1, the Central Arkansas Section of the American Chemical Society and the Afterthought Bistro & Bar.
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