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Grant Expands ‘Science Café’ Events in Richmond

Focus groups will begin this month to develop ideas and themes for science cafés that will feature leading scholars from the fields of science and technology studies.

The project is possible due to a two-year, $288,273 grant from The National Science Foundation to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Science, Technology and Society program to expand its collaboration with Science Pub RVA to host the café events in Richmond.

As part of an NSF Advancing Informal Science Learning Exploratory Pathways grant, the organizers will host eight public events headlined by Science, Technology and Society scholars, with several focusing specifically on science and technology topics that are of particular interest to underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering and math learning, including African-Americans and people with disabilities.

Read the full VCU News article about the project.