Science Cafe Forum June 19 Features Key Speakers

(STILLWATER, OKLA. / June 13, 2014) — The Science Café OSU community series concludes with a forum on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Stillwater Public Library Auditorium.

Forum speakers are Commissioner Dana Murphy, Oklahoma Corporation Commission; Kent Wilkins, Oklahoma Water Resources Board; Mason Mungle, Farmers Royalty Company and Oklahoma chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners; and Lloyd Kirk, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

“The forum will begin with each speaker providing current information and conclude with a structured question and answer session. We are very fortunate that these speakers are willing to come to Stillwater, provide additional information of interest to our community, and answer questions from the audience,” Science Café coordinator Karen Neurohr said.

The OSU Library has developed an online guide with information about the series. The guide includes program information, links to public resources, and frequently asked questions and answers:

Science Café OSU’s community series “Potential Impacts of Oil and Gas Exploration” includes four programs. The first three featured OSU professors offering basic information about their scientific research. Program one explored drilling basics. Program two explored community and housing issues. Program three covered costs and benefits of oil and gas exploration and basic facts about state and federal environmental laws.

Science Café OSU highlights interesting, relevant and current research and features brief presentations followed by discussion and questions. No science background is assumed or required.

Sponsors for Science Café OSU community series include the OSU Library, Stillwater Public Library, OSU Chapter of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and OSU Vice-President for Research and Technology.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the OSU Library at 405-744-2376 or email, or visit the Stillwater Public Library website at, email or call 405-372-3633.

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