Wooster Science Café starts Aug. 31: Dandelion as a new source of rubber

CFAES scientist Katrina Cornish presents “Why is Rubber Ohio’s ‘Gold’? Dandelion as a New Rubber” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Spoon Market and Deli, 144 W. Liberty St., in downtown Wooster to start the 2017-2018 Wooster Science Café series.

Cornish is a professor, Ohio Research Scholar and Ohio State’s Endowed Chair in Bio-Based Emergent Materials. She has appointments in CFAES’s Department of Horticulture of Crop Science and Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Sciences.

The series is a forum for discussion of current topics in science. Co-sponsors are the College of Wooster and Ohio State, and specifically, CFAES’s Wooster campus. The format is a presentation by a local scientist followed by a discussion with the audience.

Admission is free and open to the public. Light appetizers will be provided before the talk. You also can buy drinks and food from the deli’s full and bar menus.

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