Science Café to convene at Audubon Center
Arizona State University’s chapter of Sigma Xi usually hosts its Science Cafés in a café, but the April 1 meeting will be at a more unusual venue.
The café will begin at 7 p.m. at the Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, and the public is invited.
Kevin McGraw, an associate professor in the School of Life Sciences at ASU will speak on “Nature’s Version of April Fools: The Evolution of Deceit in Plants and Animals.”
McGraw will talk about when, how and why trickery evolves in plants and animals. Carnivorous plants, for example, seduce insect prey to their mouths with irresistible attractants, while predatory insects are adorned in “wolf-in-sheep’s” clothing.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering.
For more information about the Science Café, go to http://sigmaxi.asu.edu/.