Central Indiana Science Outreach


  Founded three years ago by local scientists to provide opportunities for researchers to share their work with the public, CINSO (Central Indiana Science Outreach), together with the Indiana State Museum, invite you to attend monthly programs, like Books, Booze & Brains, to geek out with fellow science fans and Hoosier scientists while enjoying signature cocktails (for ages 21+ only).

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Books, Booze & Brains: A Book Club for the Scientifically Curious

Join facilitator Cari Lewis Tsinovoi and an expert scientist at this monthly book club to talk about a popular science-themed book and sip a signature cocktail mixed by Centerpoint Brewing Company (1125 E Brookside Ave Suite 2B). Books, Booze & Brains is a program of CINSO, Indiana Humanities, the Indiana State Museum, and the organizers of March for Science Indianapolis.

2018 EVENTS:

Feb. 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly; Presenter Kerrie Wilkens-Yel, PhD, School of Education, Indiana University

March 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Maggots, Murder and Men: Memories and Reflections from a Forensic Entomologist by Dr. Zakaria Erzinclioglu; Presenter Christine Picard, PhD, Forensic and Investigative Sciences, IUPUI

April 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate; Presenter Dan Rusyniak, MD, IU School of Medicine

May 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; Presenter Robert Pascuzzi, MD, Department of Neurology, IU School of Medicine

Books, Booze and Brains dates, times and places can also be found on the CINSO Facebook page. Haven't been before? Take a look at this video from the Oct. 17 event on Oliver Sacks Musicophilia featuring IUPUI Professor Meganne Masko.

Calling all scientists! 

Science Communication & Professional Development
Share your work with school groups and visitors at the museum. Work with our education staff to develop hands-on activities related to your field. Join a network of Indiana-based scientists working together to improve science communication in our state. Contact Mel Fox, PhD, Indiana State Museum Science and Innovation Program Manager, at mfox1@indianamuseum.org.