June 26 Science Café Focus is ‘Up in the Air About Drones?’

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Up in the Air About Drones?, on June 26. Panelists will discuss the use of drones – unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) – in crop monitoring, disaster operations, photography, search and rescue, express shipping, and more.

Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m. at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 N. Rodney Parham Road.

This month’s panel will include Chad Johnston, protective security adviser, Department of Homeland Security, Little Rock; Charles Wilson, FAA certified manned aircraft pilot, Aerial Digital Photography, Little Rock; and Richard Ham, EdD, associate director of engineering/operations, College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Dorothy Graves, associate director for administration of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, will moderate the event.

Science Café includes a corresponding live radio call-in program, “Science Café Little Rock,” on National Public Radio-affiliate station KUAR FM89. The science talk show, featuring one speaker from the monthly panel of scientists and experts, is aired just prior (6:05-6:30 p.m.) to the live Science Café event. Wilson is this month’s radio guest.

Science Café events are held the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for July, August, and December. Check out the website for more information on monthly speakers and topics at www.sciencecafelr.com.