AMHERST, Mass. – The Science Café resumes Monday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. with “Smell: the Secret Sense,” presented by Tom Eiting, a University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student in organismic and evolutionary biology. The program takes place at the Esselon Café in Hadley.
Eiting will spotlight his work exploring how the sense of smell works in mammals, from the anatomy of nasal passages to how smell is perceived. All Science Café events are free and designed for a public audience. Light snacks will be provided and drinks available for purchase.
The Science Café series is organized by graduate students in the organismic and evolutionary biology (OEB) program at UMass Amherst, and is supported by the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences, OEB, and the UMass Natural History Collections. Organizers strive to bring engaging conversations about science to broad audiences by hosting Science Café events throughout the year.
The graduate program in organismic and evolutionary biology at UMass Amherst trains M.S. and Ph.D. students in four major areas: animal behavior, ecology, evolutionary biology, and organismal biology. OEB graduate students, postdocs and faculty study biological processes ranging from the molecular to the ecosystem level, often bridging the gap between basic and applied research.