Chatt About Science Announces 2 Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chatt About Science has announced the next two events in its monthly series of talks by local scientists and innovators, which will address topics of particular interest to Chattanooga-area residents.

"Chattanooga has a rich network of scientists and innovators, who are exploring issues that impact our everyday lives,” said Chatt About Science founder Sarah Webb. “These two talks which will explore how we can grow food more sustainably and how we can power our homes and businesses more effectively and efficiently, offer a unique opportunity to ask questions, learn about important problems, and interact with other community members."

On Oct. 12, UTC Professor Jose Barbosa will discuss how urban agriculture can reduce blight, promote education, and improve community nutrition. Dr. Barbosa will give a look at the history and development of agriculture in urban spaces and at the UTC Community Garden, which serves as a teaching space and provides fresh produce to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. The event will take place at 2 Sons Kitchen and Market on MLK Blvd at 7 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the UTC chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/125898031397752/

On Nov. 7, Colman Keane, Director of Fiber Technology at EPB, will provide a look behind the scenes at how EPB’s fiber optic-based Smart Grid keeps Chattanooga’s power up and running and how the system incorporates renewable energy. This event will take place at the Stone Cup Café on Frazier Ave at 7 p.m. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/456440871421474/

Both of these events are free, open to the public, and designed to engage people of a wide range of ages and educational backgrounds.


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