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Join us for Café Scientifique

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.

Join us for Café Scientifique on Mon., Mar. 5.


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Dr. James Schreiber
Professor, Duquesne University
“Examining Default Mode and Engagement in Museum Visits”


Examining Default Mode and Engagement in Museum Visits

Prepare to be transported into the visitor experience! For more than two decades, visitors’ behaviors in museums have been examined. Studies have shown that some visitors enjoy reading the history of different exhibits, while others prefer the interactive hands-on exhibits.

On March 5, join Dr. James Schreiber, Duquesne University professor, as he dives into the discussion of the visitor experience through his work in psychology, social psychology, and neuroscience. During his presentation, Schreiber will talk about how visitors have different personalities and how those personalities fit into different categories or “modes” of behavior, and if they can be “flipped” into thinking about an exhibit in a new light.

Schreiber has published more than 65 articles in journals, and has given more than 120 national and international presentations. He has been an Advisory Board member for the Lemelson Center for the Study of Innovation and Invention, Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network within the NICHD, and a panel reviewer with the IES and NSF.

Schreiber is also the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Educational Research, The Journal of Experimental Education, and Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs. He received his doctorate in Learning and Cognition from Indiana University Bloomington in 2000.

Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open from 6-7:30 pm

Although this event is free, we ask that you register so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.

A la carte menu:

Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
Chips and cookies
Bottled Beverages
Beer and wine


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