Science Café

Science Café Thursday, February 15 at 6:00 PM- "DC3 Lake Charles Ecosystem"

Science Café Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 PM- "Environmental Health in Rural Western Kansas"

Science Café Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 PM- "Alternative Energy and the Collegiate Wind Competition"

Science Café Thursday, August 24 at 6:00 PM- "Science Fact or Science Fiction"

Upcoming Science Café dates for Fall 2023- Spring 2024:

Science Café Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 PM- Mental Health: It's More Than Just Your Mind by Dr. Jennifer Bernatis

Join us in the DC3 Library to learn more about the science of mental health.


Snacks will be provided and there will be a chance to win prizes!


Join us on Zoom!


Link: https://zoom.us/j/93615622505 


Meeting ID: 936 1562 2505


After the event, you can let us know what you thought by taking our survey.

Science Café Thursday, March 23 at 6:00 PM- Women in STEM Panel

Join us in the DC3 Library for a panel discussion by women working in STEM fields such as engineering and physics. 


Snacks will be provided and there will be a chance to win prizes!

After the event, you can let us know what you thought by taking our survey.

Science Café Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 PM- "Reading Wars: the Great Debate," presented by Tammy Kofford with the Phillips Fundamental Learning Center

Join us as Tammy Kofford with the Phillips Fundamental Learning Center tells us all about dyslexia.


Snacks will be provided and there will be a chance to win prizes!


Join us on Zoom!


Link: https://zoom.us/j/94639689843 


Meeting ID: 946 3968 9843

After the event, you can let us know what you thought by taking our survey.

Science Café Thursday, January 19 at 6:00PM - "NASA, SETI, and the Mauna Kea Observatories," presented by DC3 professor, Sherry Rogers

Join us as Sherry Rogers tells us all about NASA, SETI, and her experiences at the Mauna Kea Observatories. 


Snacks will be provided and there will be a chance to win prizes!


Join us on Zoom!


After the event, you can let us know what you thought by taking our survey.

Science Café Thursday, December 8 at 6:00PM - Crash Course in Brain Chemistry: The Impact of Trauma, presented by DC3 faculty member, Dr. Mary Scott with the "I AM" Club

Join us for December's Science Café to learn about brain chemistry and the impact of trauma from DC3 Biology Professor Dr. Mary Scott and DC3's "I AM" mental health club.


Refreshments will be provided and there will be a chance to win prizes!

After the event, you can let us know what you thought by taking our survey.

Science Café Thursday, November 10 at 6:00PM - The Story of a Pueblo in Kansas: Migration of the Pueblo Peoples to Ladder Creek, presented by Stephanie Fisher, Director of the Museum and Gallery at El Quartelejo Museum

Join us to learn more about local Native American history and see examples of some of the artifacts housed at El Quartelejo Museum in Scott City, KS.


Refreshments will be provided and there will be a chance to win prizes!

After the event, you can let us know what you thought by taking our survey.

Science Café Thursday, October 13 at 6:00PM - Ape-Human Relationships: Welfare Relationships in Zoos and Beyond with DC3 Professor, Josh Smith

Join us in the DC3 Library for our October Science Café, “Ape-Human Relationships: Welfare Relationships in Zoos and Beyond,” presented by DC3 professor, Josh Smith. Snacks will be provided, and there will be a chance to win prizes! Join us in the DC3 Library or on Zoom using the links below. 




Joshua Smith is a full-time Psychology Instructor and the Chair of DC3's Social Sciences Division. He has been at DC3 since 2020. Before coming to DC3, Joshua taught in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Toronto Canada - where he also completed his graduate studies and research. Although Joshua's degree is in developmental psychology, he is a comparative psychologist and primatologist by training. Joshua has more than a dozen years experience working with nonhuman primates. Before his graduate studies, Joshua worked with primates as a care technician, a research technician, a research laboratory manager, a surgical assistant, and an animal welfare liaison. Joshua received his graduate training at York University under the supervision of renowned primatologist Dr. Anne Russon. He has conducted behavior and welfare research with ex-captive orangutans in Indonesia, with zoo-housed orangutans and gorillas at the Toronto Zoo, and with a range of primate and non-primate species at the Jacksonville Zoo. Joshua's research focuses on human-animal interactions and relationships. 

After the event, you can let us know what you thought by taking our survey.

Science Café Thursday, September 15 at 6:00PM - The Accelerating, Expanding Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Einstein’s Cosmological Constant

Join us in the DC3 Library for our September Science Café, “The Accelerating, Expanding Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Einstein’s Cosmological Constant,” presented by Dr. Bharat Ratra, distinguished professor of Physics at Kansas State University. Snacks will be provided, and there will be a chance to win prizes! Join us in the DC3 Library or on Zoom using the links below. Below you will also find a description of the presentation.




“Dark energy is the leading candidate for the mechanism that is responsible for causing the cosmological expansion to accelerate. Bharat Ratra will describe the astronomical data which persuade cosmologists that (as yet undetected) dark energy and dark matter are by far the main components of the energy budget of the universe at the present time. He will review how these observations have led to the development of a quantitative "standard" model of cosmology that describes the evolution of the universe from an early epoch of inflation to the complex hierarchy of structure seen today. In this non-technical talk, he will also discuss the basic physics, and the history of ideas, on which this model is based.”

After the event, you can let us know what you thought by taking our survey.

Science Café August 25, 2022 at 6:00pm - James Webb First Images

Join us in the DC3 Library or on Zoom as DC3 professor Sherry Curtis explains the first images from NASA's James Webb Telescope!

Refreshments will be provided, and there will be a chance to win prizes!


After the event, you can let us know what you thought by taking our survey.

Science Café May 5, 2022 at 6:00pm - Student Presentations

Join us in the DC3 Library as our Science and Math Students share their research on bacteria, water quality, and more! There will be snacks and a chance to win prizes.


After the event, you can let us know what you thought by taking our survey.

Science Café April 7, 2022 at 7:00pm - Astronomy with DC3 Faculty Member, Sherry Curtis

Join as we learn all about astronomy from DC3 faculty member, Sherry Curtis! There will be fun activities, snacks, and a chance to win prizes.


Join us in the Dodge City Community College Library or on Zoom using the links below.

Science Café March 10, 2022 at 6:00pm - Marine Science with DC3 Faculty Member, Dr. Monica Cook

Join us for an exploration of Marine Science with DC3 faculty member, Dr. Monica Cook. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be a chance to win prizes! 


Join us in the Dodge City Community College LRC/Library or on Zoom using the links below.

Science Café February 10, 2022 at 6:00pm - Translating Biochemistry into Medicine: A Casual Journey into Science with DC3 Alumnus, Dr. Larry Rodriguez

Join us for a casual journey into science with DC3 Alumnus, Dr. Larry Rodriguez. There will be refreshments provided and a chance to win prizes!

Join us in the Dodge City Community College Learning Resource Center/Library or on Zoom using the links below.

Science Café January 20, 2022 at 6:00pm - Science Fiction vs. Science Fact

Join us as we find out if the "science" in our favorite movies and tv shows is Science Fiction or Science fact. Come dressed up as your favorite Sci-Fi character or participate in our Science Fiction vs. Science Fact trivia for a chance to win prizes! 

Join us in the Dodge City Community College Learning Resource Center/Library or on Zoom using the links below.

Science Café November 11, 2021 at 6:00pm - What is Cryptocurrency?

Learn about and discuss all things cryptocurrency with our speaker, Mike Webster, Assistant Vice President of Information Technology/CIO here at Dodge City Community College.  Refreshments will be provided.

If you are joining us in person, you can play cryptobingo for the chance to win prizes! 

Join us in the Dodge City Community College Learning Resource Center or on Zoom using the links below.