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Science Café Book Discussion Group

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Fall 2017 will mark our 22nd 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.

FALL 2017 SCHEDULE:  We will meet on two Thursday evenings....

Thursday October 26 - 6:30-7:30PM - in the CLC
This evening will be a student-led discussion of the book ( thinking, clearing up confusions, idea sharing, and pizza night).

Thursday November 16 - 6:30-8:30PM - in the CLC
This evening will be a “home cooked dinner & dialogue” where we continue our discussion with Ms. Susan Romanella, Dr. Greg Passty, and Dr. Karen Lewis facilitating for the group.

book suggestions (PDF, 968 KB)

Select the pdf above to read through the books suggested for Fall 2017. 
Click HERE to vote on which book(s) you like the most!

Since 2006, this is our growing "library" of are the books our H-LSAMP students have loved...some more than others!