Science Café
an informal forum for great fun
and new ideas 

Science Café | Beacon

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.


Terry Platz 
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University 
845 838-1600 


Thursday October 20, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

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The Hop Bar/Restaurant 
554 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508

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On (Mock) Trial:
Groundwater Contamination
vs. Corporation X

 Thursday, Oct. 20, 7pm

The Hop Bar/Restaurant
554 Main Street, Beacon 

Clarkson University Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering Michelle Crimi and you-the-people (audience/jury) examine the slippery slope of pinpointing polluters in a mock trial of Corporation X. Key evidence will be exposed by a crackerjack (mock) lawyer with the scientific principles that dictate groundwater contamination processes, focusing on why it’s difficult to identify sources of contamination for justice to be served. You’ll need a drink for this one, so join us at: The Hop, 554 Main Street, Beacon