Do your socks fight germs? That may not be the first thing that comes to mind for socks, but Permara � a company marketing discoveries by University of South Dakota researchers � has earned national recognition for innovations like germ-killing socks and paint.
The cutting-edge antimicrobial research taking place at USD's Biomedical Engineering Department in Sioux Falls is the focus of South Dakota Public Broadcasting�s Infection Protection Science Caf�, Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at Raziel�s in downtown Vermillion.
Craig Arnold, chief operating officer of Permara, is the special guest for the event. The Science Caf� presentation is free and offers the public a chance to learn first-hand about research and development in South Dakota. Participants are invited to arrive at Raziel�s early and buy food and/or drinks.
Participants also will get a short preview of the special series �Making Stuff� coming from NOVA, America�s top science television program. �Making Stuff,� a four-part series, looks at breakthroughs in materials science � research aimed at creating stronger, smaller, cleaner and smarter materials. It airs on SDPB1 Television at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 19-Feb. 9.
The Infection Protection Science Caf� will be available statewide via SDPB.org/livewebcasts on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., and will be archived at SDPB.org/sciencecafe.
The Science Caf� is sponsored by SDPB Education & Outreach, Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting and Raziel�s.
Science Caf�: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.
Live at Raziel's, 13 W. Main St., Vermillion.
Live at SDPB.org/livewebcasts
Archived at SDPB.org/sciencecafe
NOVA: Making Stuff
SDPB1 TV: Wednesdays, Jan. 19-Feb. 9, 8 p.m.
SDPB2 TV: Thursdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 10, 8 p.m.