Started in 2011, Science Café ran for nine years before taking a long hiatus due to COVID-19. Now returning at a new venue, the reinvigorated program will begin at 7 p.m. today on WSU’s Innovation Campus at the Social Tap Drinkery in Braeburn Square near 21st and Oliver. Join Wichita’s science community for a kick-off presentation by Friends University’s Dr. Gary Branum, a chemist and former forensic scientist. Dr. Branum will discuss the chemistry he used in some of the more interesting crime cases he worked on. Science Cafes involve face-to-face conversations about current science with scientists or people in fields involving science. They are a part of a nation-wide initiative to open up science education and dialogues with the general public. Social Tap Drinkery has cocktail specials, as well as a newly expanded menu from sister-venue Sungrano Pizza that will be available during the Science Café presentation. After this first event, Science Café will occur on the second Tuesday of every month through the school year. More details at the Science Café Wichita Facebook page.