Press Kit

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FACT SHEET
About:
Down to a Science is an ongoing Science Caf?a casual forum where leading scientists discuss their research with the public.
It was created to bring scientific discussion to a hungry public and combat the growing trend of politicization of science. Unlike other science cafes, Down to a Science focuses on where science and society overlap, where fundamental scientific issues affect our local community.

Mission:
The mission is to promote civic discourse through scientific dialogue. The focus will be on scientific issues of significant local impact.

Blog:
In addition to the cafe events, Down to a Science features a science news blog. The blog is a dissection of science journals, news, and research presented in an easy to digest format. All of the content is related to the events in order to feed the dialogue.

History:
Down to a Science was started by Kishore Hari in April 2007. He started the cafe after attending a symposium on Science Cafes at the AAAS conference in San Francisco. Kishore has always had a passion for science and science education. The science cafe was created as a natural outlet for his passion.

Sample Past Topics:
Earthquakes, presenter: Jack Boatwright USGS
Biofuels, presenter: Professor Dan Kammen, UC Berkeley
Fertility, presenters: Dr. Lynn Westphal, Stanford and Dr. Marcelle Cedars, UCSF
Bees, presenter: Timothy Burroughs, Berkeley Climate Action Coordinator
Water Managment, presenter: Professor John Dracup, UC Berkeley
Climate Change, presenter: Melissa Capria, San Francisco Climate Action Coordinator

Images:
The Images page has sample photos from past DtaS events. To obtain high resolution images, contact Kishore Hari.