June Science Cafe Gets Squiddy With It

CICATS June Science Cafe was a terrific success, bringing together over 60 people including researchers, interested members of the public, school teachers and even some kids! Attendees heard a dynamic presentation from UConn scientist Sarah McAnulty about her work with squid and how friendly bacteria communicate. Following her presentation there was a 30 minute question and answer period with questions ranging from “Why are squid so squishy?” to questions about gene mapping. Sarah also discussed another project called Skype a Scientist, which she created as a vehicle to connect real world scientists with classrooms across the world.