Science Pub RVA connects curious citizens and creative scientists over a sip of some sort. No science background is needed. SciPubbers can hang out and listen-in or help create the conversation by adding their thoughts, sharing their experiences, and asking questions.
Broaden the Richmond citizenry that is informed by science, convinced of its value and engaged with its applications.
Science Pub RVA moves about town. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to discuss being a venue host.
Series & Event Sponsors Desired
Are you enthusiastic about promoting meaningful dialogue in our community? Eager to champion scientific understanding? Thirsty to connect with people who love to learn and discuss ideas? Science Matters and The Community Idea Stations welcomes sponsors for a single Science Pub RVA event, the full season, or a short sequence like the three-event Humans & Technology series happening in partnership with VCU’s Science, Technology & Society Program in Spring 2016. Send an email to email@example.com to begin a conversation and explore the possibility of being a sponsoring partner.
Comments and notes expressing enjoyment and appreciation from attendees is the recognition we most value. Other distinctions include:
becoming a program of Science Matters, an education initiative of The Community Idea Stations in November 2015,
being a finalist in the 2015 RVA Creativity Awards,
being invited by The World Science Festival to be their only 2014 Live Partner in Virginia,
being selected by NOVA Science Educators in 2013 as one of 30 organizations in the country to partner with them on their Innovation Cafe initiative.
Inspired by news of similar opportunities in other cities, science enthusiast and educator Cynthia Gibbs founded this citizen-led science café in and for the Richmond community. Science Pub RVA held its first public event in June 2012 and has since engaged more than 1,500 curious minds at 28 public events. Science Pub RVA has collaborated with and presented researchers, educators and practitioners from NASA Langley, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Randolph-Macon College, University of Richmond, Virginia’s Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Smithsonian Institution.