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11-15-2012

Play with Your Food, and Learn! at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe

"Play with Your Food, and Learn!" will be discussed by Clarkson University professors of mathematics Katie Fowler and Joe Skufca at the Science Cafe on Wednesday, November 28, at 7:15 p.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room in Potsdam, N.Y.; and on Tuesday, December 4, at 7:15 p.m. in the Park View Common Room, above the Blackbird Cafe, 107 Main St. in Canton, N.Y.

Clarkson University professors of mathematics Katie Fowler (left) and Joe SkufcaMany people might not guess that math and food are related. However, from farm to table, mathematics can be used to gain a deeper understanding of what we eat. Why do certain cooking techniques work better than others do? Why do certain foods taste better than others do? Will the food you enjoy now be here in 20 years?

Join Fowler and Skufca in this interactive, tasty Science Cafe. They will have fun with pi, pints and products and explore some important ways math and science impact what you eat and how you enjoy it.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Find out more about Clarkson's Science Cafe at http://www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe.

E-mail Daniel ben-Avraham at ScienceCafe@clarkson.edu with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University professors of mathematics Katie Fowler (left) and Joe Skufca will present a Science Café titled "Play with Your Food, and Learn!"

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/fowler-skufca.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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