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Suds & Science

An Evening of Thinking and Drinking

Suds & Science
Suds & Science
Suds & Science at  Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
Suds & Science at Callahan’s Pub & Brewery

 

It’s not a scientific mystery that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. And thus, the idea for Suds & Science was born: monthly events that bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in a neighborhood bar. The evening begins with a short fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience—all while the audience drinks along. You can learn about everything from the science of beer to superhero physics to the genius of genomes. All of that for the price of a beverage! Suds & Science puts the fun and spirit(s) back into science.


Schedule:


We are excited to announce our line up of fascinating talks for 2017! More information will be added throughout the year, so be sure to check back frequently!

 


FEBRUARY 2017

 

Date & Time: February 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: Wavelength Brewing, 236 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084


MARCH 2017

Suds & Science. San Diego Research Spotlight: Climate Change and its Effect on Food Security. Join us for a special Suds & Science edition in partnership with the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering and the Weather on Steroids: The Art of Climate Change Exhibiton on view at the La Jolla Historical Society from February 11 to May 21, 2017. Researchers from UCSD and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography share their latest research on climate change, including its effects on our oceans, marine life, extreme weather, agriculture and food security. This is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer—or two—and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience­­—all while the audience drinks along. Panel participants:

Dr. Jennifer Burney (Assitant Professor, Environmental Sciences, School of Global Policy & Strategy, UC San Diego),
Dr. Alexander Gershunov (Research Meteorologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography),
Dr. Arthur Miller (Research Oceanographer, Senior Lecturer in Climate Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) and
Lynn Waterhouse (Graduate Student, Fisheries Management & Conservation, Semmens Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography).

Date & Time: March 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens—Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106


MARCH 2017 SPECIAL EVENT: Brushes & Beakers!

          

Join us for a night of art and science. The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering and the Fleet Science Center are partnering with Wine & Canvas San Diego to bring you a night of enlightenment. Local artist Amanda Rouse will lead you through the process of creating your own masterpiece, a beautiful sunset scene of the Ocean Beach Pier, while her husband, Dr. Robert Letscher, shares his experience and work as a marine biogeochemist researcher who contributes to next-generation climate models.

Bio Amanda Rouse: Amanda Rouse was raised in Lexington, Kentucky, loving horses, swimming and painting. In 2004 she moved to Florida and attended the University of Miami to study painting and printmaking. After receiving her B.F.A., Amanda continued exhibiting prints in Miami and became a teaching assistant. This experience led her to follow the path of teaching. She moved to Columbus, Ohio, to pursue an M.F.A. at Columbus College of Art and Design, where she was adjunct faculty and also worked in the printmaking lab and designed textiles. She currently resides in San Diego, California, making art and enjoying the sunshine.

Bio Dr. Robert Letscher: Dr. Robert Letscher is a marine biogeochemist in the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine, as well as a visiting scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. His research expertise includes the role of living organisms and ocean chemistry for sustaining the ocean’s role as a sink for atmospheric CO2 in the global carbon cycle. He has logged over 100 days at sea during his career, traveling to the South Pacific, Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans. His current pursuits include development and calibration of ocean biogeochemistry in the next generation of climate models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to assess the effects of future warming on ocean biology and chemistry. Dr. Letscher earned a B.S. degree in Marine Science & Chemistry from the University of Miami in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami in 2012.

Date & Time: March 8, 6 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $35, includes all art materials and instructions. Food and drinks are available for purchase at The Wine Sellar & Brasserie.

Location: 57 Degrees, 1735 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92101

 

To purchase tickets, click on the following link, which will take you to the Wine & Canvas calendar. From the calendar, select the month of March and click on the Brushes & Beakers event on March 9 to reserve your tickets!


APRIL 2017

Suds & Science. The Balance Between Conservation and Fisheries Management. All over the world fisheries are threatened by pollution and overfishing. Food security is important but we also need to find the right balance between ocean conservation and fisheries management. Join Lynn Waterhouse from the Scripps Institute Oceanography as she shares how research happening here in San Diego can help us become a more sustainable society. This is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer—or two—and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience­­—all while the audience drinks along.

Date & Time: April 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: Mangia Italiano, 248 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910


MAY 2017

Suds & Science. Astrocytes, Alzheimer and Parkinson's: New Understandings of Neural Diseases. New research is discovering that astrocytes, once thought to be merely the scaffolding for neurons, may actually play a critical role in regulating brain function. Join Dr. Elena Blanco of the Salk Institute as she explains her latest research of astrocytes and how they could be the missing link to understanding and treating neural diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson's. This is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer—or two—and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience­­—all while the audience drinks along.

Date & Time: May 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens—Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106


JUNE 2017

Suds & Science. Colonizing Mars—Dream or Future Reality? Is colonizing Mars a real possibility? Join Dr. Olivia Graeve from UCSD as she walks us through the challenges and science necessary to make the colonization of Mars an actual possibility. This is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer—or two—and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience­­—all while the audience drinks along.

Date & Time: June 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: Wavelength Brewing, 236 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084

 


JULY 2017

Suds & Science. The Latest in Cancer Research. While we have made big strides in fighting and treating cancer, much more research is needed to fully understand the disease. Join Dr. Sohl from SDSU as she talks about the latest in her cancer research and the role enzymes play in cancer development. This is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer—or two—and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience­­—all while the audience drinks along.

Date & Time: July 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: TBA

 


AUGUST 2017

Suds & Science. Science and the Media: The Truth Behind Science News. Join Dr. Ramin Skibba, science writer and communicator, as he shares the good, the bad and the ugly in science communication and what we can do to make sure we get the full story on important science topics. This is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer—or two—and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience­­—all while the audience drinks along.

Date & Time: August 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens—Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106


 

SEPTEMBER 2017 

To be announced!

 


OCTOBER 2017 

To be announced!

 


NOVEMBER 2017 

To be announced!

 


DECEMBER 2017

Suds & Science. Cosmology in Antarctica and Chile. Join Dr. Nicholas Galitzki from UCSD as he shares his experiences working in Antarctica and Chile, updates us on the Simons Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert and illuminates us on the most recent cosmological research, including cosmic microwave background radiation and near infrared background. This is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer—or two—and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience­­—all while the audience drinks along.

Date & Time: December 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: Wavelength Brewing, 236 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084

 


PAST EVENTS:

FEBRUARY 2017: Suds & Science. The Science and Possibilities of Turning Sustainable Material into Plastic. Almost all plastics are made from petroleum, including synthetic clothing, packaging and auto parts. What if we could instead find a way to produce plastics from sustainable feedstock to become a more sustainable society? Join Bioprocess Development Engineer Connor Gallaher as he explains how such a process works and how a company in San Diego is making it a reality.