Science Café Cleveland

Science Cafe Cleveland is a lively, informal public forum for the open discussion of current science issues; they are based on the European salon model and many such cafes currently active throughout the world. Science Café Cleveland takes place the second Monday of each month at the Music Box Supper Club, a modern new music club with an inviting atmosphere that overlooks the Cuyahoga River. Science Cafe Cleveland is sponsored by the Case chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream (Cleveland) and the Music Box Supper Club.




Upcoming 2018-2019 Science Cafés



AUGUST 13, 2018

Do Beliefs Influence Students' Achievement?

Brooke Macnamara, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Case Western Reserve University



SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

How the Earth's Inner Core Formed

James A. Van Orman & Steven A. Hauck, II

James A. Van Orman, Professor & Chair, Geochemistry and Mineral Physics, EEPS (Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences) Department, Case Western Reserve University


Steven A. Hauck, II, Professor, Planetary Geodynamics, EEPS (Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences) Department, Case Western Reserve University



OCTOBER 8, 2018

...coming soon...



NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Why Do Knuckle-Walking African Apes Knuckle-Walk?

Scott Simpson, PhD

Professor, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, CWRU


For some of our topics, we've provided a few suggestions for pre-readings in case you want to prime your mind for a cafe. On occasion, you can preview the cafe by listening to the Sound of Ideas on WCPN ideastream (90.3 FM) the morning of the cafe. (Links to podcasts of past shows can be found on our list of past cafes; they are a great way to catch up on topics that you happened to miss.) If you would like to suggest a topic for a future cafe or would like to be added to our email list, please send us an email. You can also email us with links to stories or pics of Science Café Cleveland that might be suitable for listing on our web site.





Science Cafe Cleveland takes place in the Concert Hall at the Music Box Supper Club located at 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44113. Music Box Supper Club is located in the same building as Shooters and right near the Improv Comedy Club, across the way from Windows on the River and the Aquarium. Click here for directions and parking information! Main Avenue and all parking lots are well plowed and salted! Come by car, by boat, by bike, by taxi! It is a short drive from our previous cafe location too!



Doors will open as usual 5:30 - 9:00 PM. Presentation and discussion is 7:00 - 8:00 PM. The Music Box Supper Club will host an expanded limited menu before and during the event (view menu here). Not to mention a full bar! Elevator access is available.

We look forward to seeing Cleveland’s science supporters and Science Café regulars the second Monday of each month!



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