Penn Science Cafe

Hauling science out of the lab for a night on the town, the Penn Science Café offers the Philadelphia region an opportunity to pitch questions to leading scientific experts who drop the jargon to explain their work in layman's terms. All Penn Science Café events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming events in this series:


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Katherine Kuchenbecker Nick ParrottaAssociate Professor, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Computer and Information Science, School of Engineering and Applied ScienceThe AddLab: 3-D Printing in Research World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening an additive manufacturing facility. Commonly known as "3-D printing," this futuristic technique has captured the popular imagination. Kuchenbecker and Parrotta will talk about how it works and how it can advance research in a variety of disciplines, through rapid prototyping and iterative design processes.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research at the Penn Science Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. Contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 5–7 p.m.