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 at 7 pm, Thursday, May 12, 2016, at SciWorks!

Join SciWorks and Reynolda Gardens for a SPECIAL EDITION of the Science Café series, which offers participants the opportunity to hear from regional scientists about the latest groundbreaking research.

This month’s program will take place at SciWorks on Thursday, May 12, at 7 pm. The topic is “Drones and the Amazon” presented by Max Messinger, Founder of Linn Aerospace and Research Fellow with WFU Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability.   Messinger has spent the last four years developing, building, and using a variety of drones to monitor the health of the Amazon rainforests. In his lab at Wake Forest, he has focused on how Amazonian forests respond to climate change and local human activity. He will present the results of his work and the future of drone use in ecology and conservation and will also fly a drone as a demonstration.

The presentation is FREE, but we’ll also have food and drinks available for purchase beginning at 6:30 pm! 

Enjoy a delicious burger (beef or veggie) or chicken wrap with sides and dessert from the Cart of Many Colors and  grab a refreshing beer or glass of wine at the cash bar provided by Diamondback Grill. The program will begin at 7 pm.

  • Presented By: Max Messinger, Founder of Linn Aerospace, Research Fellow with WFU Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
  • Topic: Drones and the Amazon. Max Messinger has spent the last four years developing, building, and using a variety of drones to monitor the health of those forests. In the lab at Wake Forest, Max focused on how Amazonian forests respond to climate change and local human activity. He  will present the results of his work and the future of drones in ecology and conservation.