SCIENCE CAFE: David Clark to explain why science is important to public

Science CafeKEARNEY – Emeritus Professor of Chemistry David Clark will explain why the public should have an understanding of science and results of scientific activity in an upcoming presentation in Kearney.

He will present “The Public Understanding of Science” at 5:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 15) at The Loft inside Cunningham’s Journal in Kearney, 15 W. 23rd St.

The talk is presented by University of Nebraska at Kearney Chapter of Sigma Xi’s Science Café program. It is free and open to the public.

“Science pervades our society. Most of our industry and much of our national prosperity are based in some way or another on science,” Clark says. “At work or at home, we use the products and machinery of this science-based industry.

“Science affects many policy issues of national and international importance. Science also affects many of our personal activities, from health and diet to sport and vacations.”

Clark was dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at UNK from 1975-88 and director of health sciences from 1990-96. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and scientifi­c officer for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. He received his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from University of Leeds in England.


Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,
Source: Kim Carlson, Biology Professor, 308.865.1554,

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