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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!


APRIL 2017

We are very excited to partner again this year with taste of science San Diego (formerly Pint of Science San Diego) on their 2017 taste of science festival.

taste of science is an annual festival taking place in 13 cities across the US.  Researchers will come out to present their work to the public in cafes, bars, museums and parks-- places where people have traditionally gone to share ideas and contemplate the world. Importantly, this is a festival geared towards adults. This year, taste of science San Diego features one event per day from April 24th – 29th. The events will feature talks from prominent local scientists who will share their expertise in a fun and engaging way. The talks will be geared toward laypeople and scientists alike. Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased on the website at: tasteofscience.org/san-diego.

The San Diego team is also coordinating with the local March for Science to hold special events on April 22nd, so look out for volunteers wearing taste of science T-shirts to ask for more information about our festival.

Monday, April 24, 7-9 p.m.

Thorn Street Brewery

3176 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92104

Demystifying GMOs

Speakers: Drs. Steve Briggs and Dr. Julian Schroeder (UCSD Biology)


Tuesday, April 25, 7-9 p.m.

Gelato Vero Caffe

3753 India St, San Diego, CA 92103

Autism: Hype vs. hope

Speakers: Drs. Karen Pierce and Eric Courchesne (UCSD Neuroscience)


Wednesday, April 26, 6-8 p.m.

Krakatoa Cafe

1128 25th St, San Diego, CA 92102

Perceiving and believing in a world of “alternative facts”

Speakers: Drew Walker (UCSD Psychology) and Megan Bardolph (UCSD Cognitive Science)


Thursday, April 27, 6-8 p.m.

Meraki Cafe

1735 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Climate change bites: How to stay cool

Speakers: Drs. Stanley Maloy (SDSU Biology) and Jenni Vanos (UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography)


Friday, April 28, 7-9 p.m.

La Jolla Brewing Company

7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Closing in on stem cell therapies

Speakers: Drs. Martin Marsala (UCSD Anesthesiology) and Jeremy Pettus (UCSD Endocrinology)


Saturday, April 29, 12-2 p.m.

Park and Rec

4612 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116

Sex and chocolate

Speakers: Drs. Francisco Villarreal (UCSD Cardiology and Endocrinology) and Pascal Gagneux (UCSD Pathology)

For more information on venues, talks and scientists, and to purchase tickets, please visit the website. https://tasteofscience.org/san-diego. Follow updates on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #tastesci.


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

Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs. 


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

 

Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs. 


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

Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs. 


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

Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs. 


 

SEPTEMBER 2017 

Suds & Science—The Cradle of the Universe. Join Dr. Britton Smith as he shares his research on the first generation of stars in the universe, the computer simulations he uses to study the explosions of these early stars and why these explosions were thousands of times more massive than the explosions of stars we observe today. 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: September 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

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

Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs. 


OCTOBER 2017 

Suds & Science—Psychology as a Cultural Agent of Change. Join Yvette Currie, licensed MFT and Deployment Resilience Counselor (DRC), as she shares her experience using psychology and counseling to effect cultural change on deployed Navy ships around issues such as sexual assault. 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: October 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: To be announced!

Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs. 


NOVEMBER 2017 

Suds & Science—Antibiotic Resistance. The World Health Organization calls antibiotic resistance "one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today”. Join Dr. Robert Cooper as he walks us through what antibiotic resistance is and how we might be able to find new alternatives. 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: November 13, 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

Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs. 


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

Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs. 


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.

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).

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.