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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: bimonthly events that bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in a neighborhood bar. The evening begins with a 15- to 20-minute 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.


April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Southpaw Social Club
815 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Game Changer: How a Computer Game Can Turn Into a Real-Life Hero

If you think playing video games is bad for your health, think again. A revolutionary online game, Foldit, is changing the future of disease prevention and treatment. Foldit enables ordinary folks to be real-life heroes as they solve scientific puzzles that have long remained a mystery to scientists. This is game play that could lead to life-saving cures.

This is a special Suds & Science event in partnership with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Light refreshments will generously be provided by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Eventbrite - Suds &  Science - Gamer Changer: How a Computer Game Can Turn You Into a Real-Life Hero

Join Brian Koepnick, researcher with the David Baker Lab and the UW Center for Game Science, as he talks about the science behind Foldit, how the game works and what new discoveries have been made by its players. Everyone is encouraged to play (medical degree not required) and to contribute to this database of knowledge. Who knows, you could help discover the next cure for cancer, Alzheimer’s or HIV/AIDS.

What greater incentive to play? Try it for yourself and learn more!

May 12, 6:30–8 p.m.

Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
8111 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126 in Mira Mesa

Fermentation, Flocculation and Frothy Goodness—Beer Science With White Labs Inc.

Join Chris White, Ph.D., President and CEO of White Labs Inc., as he talks about brewing microbiology, fermentation fundamentals, distilling and the importance of yeast in creating beer flavors.

Eventbrite - Suds &  Science - Fermentation, Flocculation & Frothy Goodness: Beer Science with White Labs Inc.

Chris White is Founder, President and CEO of White Labs Inc, which he founded in 1995 to manufacture yeast cultures and provide fermentation services to the brewing, wine and distilling industries. Chris has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCSD and is the coauthor of Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation and co-designer of BrewMaster: The Craft Beer Game. He currently teaches in the Brewing Certificate Program at U.C. San Diego Extension.