Join Iwan Alexander to discuss wind energy at Monday's Science Cafe Cleveland at the Market Garden Brewery

Is wind power just a bunch of hot air ... or real energy for the future? That's the topic of Iwan Alexander's discussion at the next Science Cafe Cleveland this Monday, Aug. 13, at the Market Garden Brewery. 

Alexander, chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and faculty director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute, will talk about offshore wind (including the Great Lakes), its relevance, barriers to implementation and its role now and in the future relative to conventional fuels for electrical power--coal, natural gas and nuclear.

Drinks begin at 6:30 p.m. and the discussion starts at 7 p.m. The Market Garden Brewery is located at 1947 W. 25th St. in Cleveland.

Science Cafe Cleveland takes place the second Monday of each month, and features a lively, informal scientific discussion in an inviting atmosphere with food and drink. It is sponsored by the Case Western Reserve chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN, ideastream and the Market Garden Brewery.