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The AU Science Cafe & Science Pub

Science Cafe and Science Pub typically alternate each month with Cafe being hosted on the 4th Tuesday of every other month and Pubs being hosted on the 4th Thursday of every other month.

Next Topic:

An "Itchy" Situation: Bats, White Noses, and a Terrible Fungus

Next Date:

Thursday, September 28th, 6:30-7:30pm

Cafes are usually held the last Tuesday of each month

Pubs are usually held the last Thursday of each month


Red Clay Brewing Company
704 N Railroad Ave
Opelika, AL 36801

Join us each month for a night of science, good drinks, tasty sweets, and great conversations! At the AU Science Cafe and Science Pub, you'll have the opportunity to sit down and talk about new and exciting science and technology with scientists in our community, all the while relaxing in a great local food and drink venue.

The event is FREE and open to all of the public. No science background is required, and no question is too silly to ask!

This 60 minute event generally occurs the 4th Tuesday (Science Cafe) or Thursday (Science Pub) of each month, alternating between our Pub and Cafe locations every month. All ages are welcome to attend both events. Proceeds from the Drymarchon Berliner Weisse drink at Red Clay Brewery benefit the Alabama Natural Heritage Program at Auburn University and their efforts to conserve rare species in Alabama, such as the Indigo snake. Sodas will also be available for purchase at the Science Pub location. See our schedule below for our next speaker and further details. For any other questions, or if you are interested in being a Science Cafe or Science Pub speaker, please contact Josh King at or 334-734-1182.

Next Cafe: Dr. Matt Grilliot from Troy University @ Montgomery in conjunction with Professors in Pubs

Dr. Matt Grilliot

An "Itchy" Situation: Bats, White Noses, and a Terrible Fungus

Thursday, September 28th, 6:30-7:30pm @ Red Clay Brewing Company

A dreadful plague has been sweeping the dark corners of North America and it’s giving bats an awful case of the “white nose”. Behind this “White Nose Syndrome” lies a tiny little culprit, the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, now responsible for cave closings across many states and the deaths of millions of bats. Join us at the September Science Pub to learn more about this strange disease, its impact and possible prevention, and a little more about those cute mammals hanging from the ceiling!

Upcoming Cafes & Pubs

October - Dr. Chandana Mitra - Geosciences @ Mama Mocha's

November - Dr. Mike Fogle - Physics @ Red Clay

December - OFF

Last Updated: 09/01/2017