Science Cafe

A Science Cafe audience

Hot Topics, Real Science

Get ready to talk science face-to-face with actual scientists.

Our Science Cafés address the latest hot science topics in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. The events  are open to everyone (21 and older).

Using plain language, an easygoing atmosphere and inclusive conversation, these interactive events are welcoming and comfortable for people with no science background. Each presentation is followed by a question-and-answer period.

Come for the free pizza -- provided to the first 50 attendees by The Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures -- and stay for the science.

Upcoming Speaker

Headshot of Azar Abadi, PhD

Azar Abadi, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

"Climate: Changes in the environment and your health"
November 30, 10am | Facebook live

Dr. Abadi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Abadi has a Ph.D. in Climate Science. She studies the current and potential future impacts of weather and climate-related exposures on human health. She uses mathematical and statistical models to describe, understand, and forecast these impacts.

She is interested in advancing public health practices related to climate change to promote healthy and climate-resilient communities that could adapt to climate change while practicing strategies to reduce their carbon footprint.

Work-to-date has primarily focused on drought, heatwaves, and extreme weather interactions with human health.