A Killer’s Worst Enemy: Science! – or – Oh, what a tangled web they weave… in the DNA they leave.

Monday March 14

Speaker: Lt. Ken Landwehr

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: The Donut Whole (1720 E Douglas, Wichita, KS)

When the BTK case was closed, it was Lt. Ken Landwehr who appeared on TV to describe the investigation that led to the capture of the “Bind, Torture, and Kill” serial murderer.  At this Science Cafe, he will talk about how DNA helps homicide investigators catch criminals.

Since Lt. Landwehr joined the Wichita Police Department in 1978, he has served in Vice Narcotics, Cold Case and Homicide and as a forensic lab supervisor.  He has supervised more than 600 homicide investigations and has taught Death Investigation to law enforcement personnel across Kansas for 21 years.  He is the director of the Mid-States Homicide Investigators Association.

Please come and enjoy interesting conversation and good food and coffee.  BRING A FRIEND, COLLEAGUE, OR NEIGHBOR!  Ask all the questions you want.  The Lieutenant won’t take the Fifth.

For more information: info@sciencecafe-wichita.com

Sponsored by Kansas Citizens for Science

Song, Dance, and Sex — The Evolution of Avian Mating Systems

Tuesday February 15

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: The Donut Whole (1720 E Douglas, Wichita, KS)

Dr. Alan Maccarone will be speaking over “Song, Dance, and Sex — The Evolution of Avian Mating Systems”

Dr. Alan Maccarone earned his Ph. D. from Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey.  He has been a Professor of Biology at Friends University since 1998 where he previously held the positions of Director of Environmental Studies for the Graduate Program and Director of Zoo Science for the Undergraduate program.

He is currently an ornithological and ecological consultant for Altwell LLC, on Lesser Prairie Chicken habitat study in Kansas.  Most recent of his many publicatons include: “Changes in the abundance and spatial distribution of the Atlantic Ghost Crab (Ocypode quadrata) on a Texas Beach two years after Hurricane Ike”, Texas Journal of Science, (2011) and “Nest-activity patterns and food-provisioning rates by Great Egrets (Ardea alba).”,  Waterbirds, (2010).

January Science Cafe Cancelled

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Due to the incliment weather, the Science Cafe scheduled for tonight (January 10, 2011) has been cancelled.  However, Dr. Leu will be speaking over “Understanding Migraines” this spring.  Please check back for more details and future topics.

Our February Science Cafe will be February 15 (Tuesday) at 7:30. 
Lt. Ken Landwehr is scheduled to speak for our March Science Cafe.  (March 14 at 7:30)

All Wichita Science Cafe’s are hosted by The Donut Whole.
You can continue to check the website for updates and topics  We also have a facebook page (Science Cafe Wichita).