Science Thursdays

Science Thursdays

Science Thursdays is a weekly event series featuring science activities, food trucks and live music. It is a community enhancement effort that celebrates scientific discovery and promotes cross-departmental networking. These events are open to the public and are held in an accessible space, 11am-1pm, in the courtyard between the Medical Education Research Facility (MERF), Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB), Bowen Science Building (BSB), and the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB).

2018 Schedule:

April and October: Food trucks will be scheduled.  Science activities and musicians will be scheduled May-September. Seating will be provided if weather conditions allow. A list of food truck vendors can be found below. Musicians and food vendors interested in participating in Science Thursdays should contact Jennifer Stout for more information. 

Date: Musicians: Activities & Info Booths:
April 5 -- --
April 12 -- --
April 19 -- --
April 26 -- --
May 3 Illinois John Fever --
May 10 Electric Koolaid Quartet --
May 17 Terrapin Isle --
May 24 The Recliners --
May 31 College Street Brass Band Match the Microbe (Microbiology)
UI Health Care STEM Education
UIHC Safety Store (bike helmets for sale)
Health & Well Being Stop
College of Dentistry Research
June 7 Marc & Brandi Janssen --
June 14 Sweet Cacophony Mobile Museum
June 21 Dusty Bottle --
June 28 Bob & Kristie Black and Banjoy Stone Research Group (Chemistry)
HS Robotics
Blood Drive (MERF Atrium)
July 5 Jarrett Purdy --
July 12 Lojo Russo --
July 19 Strange Brew --
July 26 David Moore Recyling & plastics STEM activity
HS Robotics
August 2 Non-Prophet --
August 9 Home Brewed --
August 16 Pennies on the Rail --
August 23 Brick Street Ramblers --
August 30 Justin Goodchild Iowa Flood Center
Iowa Raptor Project
Hardin Library
HERKY & the UI Spirit Squad
College of Dentistry Research
Blood Drive (MERF Atrium)
September 6 Muckrockers --
September 13 Winterland --
September 20 The Chameleons --
September 27 The Slow Draws Research Compliance & Support Carnival
October 4 -- --
October 11 -- --
October 18 -- --
October 25 -- --

A schedule of activities will also be available on The Loop, Noon News, the UI Events Calendar, our Facebook page, and in print form in the MERF Atrium. 

Food Truck Vendors*:

Business Name: Cuisine: Menu: 
Amos Dean's Catering Iowa roots food Website
Caribbean Kitchen Caribbean Facebook
El Loco Gringo Mexican  
Guild Wurst Tavern   Website
Island Vybz Jamaican  
Keepin Up With The Jones's BBQ Website
Kona Ice Snow Cones Website
Local Burrito Burritos Facebook
Maestro Empanadas Argentinian Website
Marco's Grilled Cheese Grilled Cheese & Quesadilla Facebook
Molly's Cupcakes Sweets Facebook
One More Bite Sandwiches  
O's Grill Gyros Facebook
Revel's Meat Burgers, Sandwiches, Tacos  
Rodney's Jamaican Jerk Jamaican  
Street Hawk American food  
TC Bonez Smoked BBQ Website
The Box Lunch 50's Diner Facebook
Wildwood BBQ Smoked BBQ  
Yolanda's BBQ BBQ  
ZZnT (TBA)  

*Comprehensive list. Not all vendors will be available every week.