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UT Water Task Force to lead discussion at Science Café event

“The Science Behind the Toledo Water Crisis” will be the topic at The University of Toledo’s Science Café Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The free, public event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Libbey Hall on Main Campus.

The café is designed to give undergraduate and graduate students and community members a chance to meet and engage with science and engineering experts in an informal, social setting.

The following UT Water Task Force members will lead the discussion at the event:

• Dr. Kevin Czajkowksi, professor in the Department of Geography and Planning;

• Dr. Patrick Lawrence, professor and chair of the Department of Geography and Planning, who led a restoration project of the Ottawa River;

• Dr. Isabel Escobar, professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, and interim associate dean of research, development and outreach in the College of Engineering;

• Dr. Daryl Dwyer, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and director of the Stranahan Arboretum; and

• Dr. Carol Stepien, Distinguished University Professor of Ecology in the Department of Environmental Sciences and director of the Lake Erie Center.

“One of the task forces’ goals is to educate the community about the science behind the water crisis,” Escobar said. “This event allows us to connect to the UT community to answer questions about the scientific reasons for why the water crisis occurred and to share what we are doing about the problem.”

The event is hosted by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society at The University of Toledo, and will have refreshments.

Winners of the Raftopoulus and the Eleni and Evangelos Theodosiou Sigma Xi Young Investigator Research Award also will be announced at the event.

For more information, contact Stepien at carol.stepien@utoledo.edu.

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