Science Café Las Vegas, supported by the UNLV College of Sciences, is an organization geared towards bringing fascinating science discussions to the public of Southern Nevada.

We invite scientists to give short (~10-15 minute) presentations to the public at our fantastic venue, McMullan's Irish Pub, and then have roundtable discussions about anything you could possibly wish to know.

Science Café Las Vegas is on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m.

Come on down to the pub for lively science discussion, delicious brews, fantastic food, and a great time! Family friendly (under age 21 allowed).

Next Science Cafe - February 1, 2023

Speaker

Dr. Simon Jowitt, Associate Professor of Economic Geology, UNLV Department of Geoscience

"Climate change mitigation and mining; a key relationship?"

Humanity mines more metals and minerals than at any other point in our history, and mining is vital to modern life, maintaining expected standards of living, and much more. However, the demands presented by effective climate change mitigation will require even more mining. This presentation will provide an overview of the importance of mining to modern society, outline some of the metal and mineral supply challenges presented by climate change mitigation, and discuss how we can balance the need for climate change mitigation and the demand for technologies such as electric vehicles with supplying the metals and minerals that we require.

Venue

McMullan's Irish Pub

4650 W. Tropicana Ave. #110
Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-247-7000

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