Laura Melohn

Northwest Louisiana Local Section Science Cafe

Blog Post created by Laura Melohn on May 18, 2011

The Northwest Louisiana Local Section held  a science cafe featuring "Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius."  The cafe took place February 25th, 2011 and the discussion was led by Brian Salvatore ((Race and Opportunity in Education and Science).  The local section partnered with the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana (BRF) which allowed the local section to hold a free event, including food.  The event was publicized through email distribution and media requests to the local NPR station and local television station.  The attendance was approximately 50 people of ages 9-70, mostly non-ACS members.  The event was held downtown in the multi-purpose screening room at the Robinson Film Center.  The audience sat at tables which allowed them to interact before, during and after the movie screening.  Discussions were held at the mid point and end of the movie. 


Thank you to the Northwest Louisina Local Section for providing the information for this blog.