Science Café | Beacon is a newfangled and entertaining series of science-based events designed to identify and demystify the many roles of water in and around our daily lives. An extension of the Clarkson University Science Café Series that launched in the Potsdam area Fall 2009, Clarkson professors, scientists and other knowledgeable guests demonstrate, innovate and interact with Café-goers to create an informal forum for great fun and new ideas. Events will be held in popular bar/restaurants in Beacon, NY with the aim to fascinate regulars+ with topics from: “Beacon, NY: Where Engineers Order Their Water Straight Up” to a musical performance keyed to real-time water data by “the mad scientist of dancefloor jazz” (CMJ) Ben Neill and dream pop vocalist Mimi Goese.
The Role of Holes in Climate Change
Thursday, July 21, 7pm
The Hop Bar/Restaurant
554 Main Street, Beacon
Clarkson University Professor of Chemistry Mario Wriedt presents a “futuristic drama” where advanced porous materials, X-ray diffraction and alternative fuels play a critical role in saving the world’s marine ecosystems from the effects of ocean acidification and climate change. An exciting sci-(non)fi story where the capture of C02 brings “tears” to hydrogen-fuel cells, people become green with energy envy, and earth’s new hope-based atmosphere creates the new norm for climate change. The Hop, 554 Main Street, Beacon