Science Central will culminate its Lunch with an IPFW Scientist series on May 9, 2015 with "Reefs through Time" featuring Dr. Benjamin Dattilo, Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Dr. Dattilo will discuss modern and fossil reefs while exploring the different plants and animals that build or live around them. Participants will get a chance to discuss how reefs are changing with new environmental conditions. Designed to nurture an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), LWAS provides a platform for IPFW professors to present their areas of research to the community with hands-on activities, demonstrations and Q. Following the presentation, participants will enjoy their own brown bag lunch with the featured scientist in a relaxed atmosphere. They will also have the opportunity to have questions answered and connect with the scientist on a personal level. "We often think about research scientists as being unreachable, stuck in the lab or field," said Martin S. Fisher, executive director of Science Central. "With this series, our visitors CAN reach them, approach them, and ask them questions. What interests these scientists? What are they researching and contributing to scientific knowledge? And even why did they go into science in the first place?" Check-in starts at 10:45 a.m. and the program runs from 11:00-12:30 p.m. Beverages will be provided by Science Central. To ensure quality time with a scientist, there is a limit of 32 people per session.