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Science Café Book Discussion Group

Fall 2018 will mark our 24th gathering of H-LSAMP students who love to read, talk about books, and explore ideas about life and science woven into compelling stories.

Book club participants are expected to engage in this activity by paying careful attention to the details in the book, taking the time to learn about the science, history, and/or culture that informs the plot and themes and, importantly, actively contributing to two evening discussions.

On our second discussion evening, we share a home-cooked dinner prior to our discussion, which we hope will not only stimulate appetites but also good conversation. A shared table builds community! That's why we call it Science Café!

H-LSAMP Program Director Susan Romanella, Dr. Greg Passty (Professor, Dept. of Mathematics), and Dr. Karen Lewis (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry), provide discussion questions for a close reading of the chosen text and lead our seminar-style discussions.


The mosaic below is a history of the books we have read and discussed over the years.....