I have long maintained that on a per-capita basis, New Hampshire is the science cafe champion in the U.S. That’s thanks in large part to the example set by Science Cafe New Hampshire, which started nine years ago and is still going strong, in both Nashua and Concord.
On Wednesday I’ll moderate my (counts on fingers) 68th science cafe, at Makris Lobster and Steak House in Concord. We’ll talk about needs to be done, and what should be done, and what shouldn’t be done, by New Hampshire to boost electric cars.
On Oct. 9, Science Cafe in Nashua will talk about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease that results from changes in the brain which affect how a person thinks, feels, acts, and moves.
But we’re not alone: SEE Science Museum in Manchester has been holding similar events called Science on Tap for seven years now. It will start up again Oct. 1 with a session on urban farming.
A few other organizations have created science cafes that come and go, which is great. But having three distinct sites that hold monthly discussions of topics from a scientific point of view, and continue to do it for more than seven years, is impressive. Hooray for us!