Science Caf Connects the Dots on Nutrition Nov. 7 at Stillwater Public Library

(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Nov. 2, 2017) – Stillwater Public Library and Science Café OSU are offering a community program Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Stillwater Public Library Auditorium. The program, “Connecting the Dots: Prebiotics, Gut and Bone,” features Dr. Brenda J. Smith, Regents Professor/John and Sue Taylor Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Oklahoma State University, and Associate Dean of the OSU Graduate College.

“Dr. Smith’s research expertise includes the effects of phytochemicals and exercise on bone health, inflammation, nutrition, and aging, and the role of immune and antioxidant systems on bone biology,” said Professor Karen Neurohr, Science Café OSU Coordinator. “The program will provide valuable, public-friendly scientific information about nutritional research.”

After Dr. Smith’s presentation, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions about her research. 

“We have enjoyed collaborating with OSU on the Science Cafes,” said Lynda Reynolds, Stillwater Public Library director. “Our community members get a chance to hear from and speak with science professors who are some of the top experts in their fields. Few communities get that kind of access.”

Sponsors for this Science Café OSU Community Program include the Stillwater Public Library, OSU Library, OSU Vice-President for Research, the OSU Chapter of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, and the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the OSU College of Human Sciences. Program partner is the OSU Graduate Students in Nutritional Sciences organization.

Science Café events are free and open to the public. No science background is assumed or required.

For more information, contact the OSU Library at 405-744-2376, or the Stillwater Public Library at askalibrarian@stillwater.org or 405-372-3633.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).