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Join us for Café Scientifique

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.

Join us for Café Scientifique on Mon., Oct. 1


Presenter - Andrea Kautz

Andrea Kautz
Research Entomologist
Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History


Aquatic Macroinvertebrates: Adaptations for Life Underwater

A vast majority of insect species are terrestrial, but several unrelated groups have adapted to living in freshwater ecosystems for either some or all their life cycles. How do they do this, and what can we learn about water quality from these stream-dwelling arthropods?

On October 1, join Andrea Kautz, Research Entomologist at Powdermill Nature Reserve, as she answers this question and more at our next Café Sci. During the presentation, Kautz will talk about the adaptations of various insect species and her current research project she is working on at Powedermill.

Andrea Kautz is a Research Entomologist working at Powdermill Nature Reserve, the environmental research station of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. She received her Master of Science in Entomology in 2015 and her Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 2012 from The Ohio State University. 

At Powdermill, she has been involved in collecting and imaging aquatic macroinvertebrates for a National Science Foundation-funded project aimed at building a website to aid in the identification of aquatic insects and other arthropods used in water quality monitoring. 

Her other projects include building the insect teaching collection at Powdermill, surveying and promoting pollinators at the Flight 93 National Memorial, studying the role of flat fly parasites in avian disease ecology, and assisting in a salamander population genetics study.

Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open from 6-7:30 pm

Although this event is free, we ask that you register so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.

A la carte menu:

Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
Chips and cookies
Bottled Beverages
Beer and wine


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