Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's A Festivus for the Rest of Us!... Bacteria That Is...

Science Cafe

Tuesday, December 13th - Science Cafe celebrates
A Festivus for the Rest of Us... Bacteria

Register today!

Start your holidays the Festivus way and join EngenuitySC and theUniversity of South Carolina Tuesday, December 13 at 6pm as we celebrate the tradition with our microscopic friends, the bacteria. Come learn how they form colonies of Biofilms to interact, communicate, give gifts, perform "feats of strength," and "air grievances." Bacteria that bicker over holiday dinner like us? It's too good to be true.

Welcome, new comers. The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances: I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you're gonna hear about it! 
-Frank Costanza, Seinfeld
Not sure how to celebrate Festivus? In traditional Frank Costanzastyle, here's how we at EngenuitySC do it: 
  1. Celebrate the "Airing of Grievances" with us by taking our survey today! Tell us everything we did wrong and right over the past few months and how we can make Science Cafe better for you. 
  2. Register now for the Dec 13th Science Cafe Columbia! 
  3. Bring in your donation for Toys for Tots to Science Cafe on the 13th and create a "Festivus miracle" for those in need.


Biofilms, are just like you and your family. Bacteria move, build a home, and settle down somewhere. Soon after, their sister moves in down the street. Then their father retires across town. And then their uncle joins the community's Rotary Club. Suddenly, that original bacteria is hosting the entire family for the holidays and the "airing of grievances" begins... or they share fond memories and pleasantries over a large meal. Perhaps Dr. Decho can clear that one up. 

Date: Tuesday, December 13th 2011
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Capital City Club atop 1201 Main St - 25th Floor
Cash bar and appetizers available.

Registration is encouraged, though not required. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Have questions about what Science Cafe is? Not sure it's for you? Visit www.sciencecafecolumbia.org to learn a little more about the program, and see why it continues to be one of the community's best programs for promoting the sciences.

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