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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).

2021 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:
June 10 Lojo Russo --
June 17 No band scheduled --
June 24 Justin Goodchild  (canceled due to weather) --
July 1 Ingrid Streitz --
July 8 Slewgrass DeGowin Blood Drive in MERF Atrium
July 15 Justin Goodchild --
July 22 Jarrett Purdy --
July 29 Lojo Russo --
August 5 No band scheduled --
August 12 The Recliners --
August 19 Bunkytonk Feedbag --
August 26 Justin Goodchild Activities fair (TBA)
September 2 Justin Goodchild --
September 9 Electric Koolaid --
September 16 Ace Jones --
September 23 Lojo Russo Activities fair: OVPR Compliance Carnival
September 30 Dusty Bottle --
October 7 -- --
October 14 -- --
October 21 -- --
October 28 -- --

A schedule of activities will also be available on The Loop, Noon News, the UI Events Calendar and our Facebook page. UI groups interested in having an information booth at a Science Thursday event should email the Science Thursdays committee at COM-ScienceThursdays@uiowa.edu.

Food Truck Vendors*: 2021 List 

Business Name: Cuisine:
Amos Deans Catering Iowa roots
Caribbean Kitchen Caribbean
Courtyard by Marriott Iowa City  
El Gringo Loco Mexican
Hatchett's BBQ  
Island Vybz Jamaican
Keepin Up With The Jones's BBQ
Maggie's Farm Wood-Fired Pizza Pizza
Mama's Chicken & Fish on Wheels  
Moys Food from the Streets  
O's Grill Gyros
Smiley's Soups & sandwiches
TC Bonez BBQ Smoked BBQ
Wildwood BBQ  
Yolanda's BBQ  

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