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: Informational Booth:
April 5 -- -- --
April 12 -- -- --
April 19 -- -- --
April 26 -- -- --
May 3   -- --
May 10   -- --
May 17   -- --
May 24   -- --
May 31   Activities Fair Info Booths
June 7   -- --
June 14   -- --
June 21   -- --
June 28   Activities Fair Info Booths
July 5   -- --
July 12   -- --
July 19   -- --
July 26   Activities Fair Info Booths
August 2   -- --
August 9   -- --
August 16   -- --
August 23   -- --
August 30   Activities Fair Info Booths
September 6   -- --
September 13   -- --
September 20   -- --
September 27   Activities Fair Info Booths
October 4 -- -- --
October 11 -- -- --
October 18 -- -- --
October 25 -- -- --
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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: 
Banh Mi Amore Vietnamese  
Caribbean Kitchen Caribbean Facebook
Flip N' Chop International Street Food Facebook
Four Square Meals Vegetarian  
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 Cupcakes/Desserts Facebook
O's Grill Gyros Facebook
Pipeliners Rig Burgers & Wraps Facebook
Pizza Pit/Athens Gyros Pizza/Gyros Facebook
Rio Burritos Burritos  
Street Hawk Sandwiches Website
Tacos don Diego Street Tacos Facebook
TC Bonez Smoked BBQ Website
The Box Lunch 50's Diner Facebook
The Grateful Crepe Meal Crepes Facebook
Wildwood BBQ Smoked BBQ Facebook
Yolanda's BBQ BBQ  
     

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