Hosted by: SciWorks and Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University

Science Cafés are free, informal talks that offer you a chance to learn about the latest research from a regional scientist.

Next Science Café

May’s Science Café is Tuesday, May 12, at River Ridge Taphouse in Clemmons at 7 pm.

  • Topic: Corn Deconstructed — Kernels of Truth
  • Presented By: Jim Holland, Ph.D., USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit, Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University

Few plants are as important to our culture and society as corn. After being domesticated from its wild relatives long ago and now in modern times being further genetically modified, this plant has become an integral part of a myriad of products important to our agricultural economy.  Learn about the evolution, history and politics of corn — a product found everywhere in our modern lives, in everything from sweeteners to biofuels!

River Ridge Taphouse is located at 1480 River Ridge Dr, Clemmons, NC 27012