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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: 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.


Location: Societe Brewing Company, 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
Date: April 13, 2015
Time: 6.30 p.m. to about 8 p.m.
Topic: Your Amazing Brain

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The brain is an amazing, complex and beautiful organ, and while many are fascinated about how it works, very few can describe even some of the most basic principles of how it functions.  The reason is that we typically do not teach neuroscience until grad school.  But fear not. we are bringing our neuroscience lab to a pub near you!   How do your 5 senses really sense? What are the "spikes" of neurons really look and sound like?  What do the signals from your brain look like? All this and more will be answered in a 15- to 20-minute informative interactive lecture and demonstrations from a research neuroscientist.  Then we will open the discussion to the audience to learn more about the brain over a few beers. There will also be a lot of experiments that everyone will be able to perform to record electrical signals from living neurons!

Join engineer, neuroscientist and entrepreneur Dr. Greg Gage, Co-Founder and CEO of Backyard Brains as he helps us understand how our brain works with an engaging talk and interactive experiments. Greg has received the Champion of Change Award, is a Senior TED Fellow and was featured with Backyard Brains on CNN's Next List.
This event is free to attend and walk ins are welcome!

We will be sharing the space with regular Societe Brewing patrons. Societe Brewing does not offer food the night of the event, but you are welcome to bring your own dinner or order off the menu of near by restaurants. Menus are available at the Societe Tasting room.


Pint of Science

Location: TBD
Date: May 18 to May 20, 2015
Time: TBD
Topic: TBD

From May 18th through May 20th, 2015,  Suds & Science teams up with the international program Pint of Science for 3 nights of engaging science conversations! Yes, that’s right! 3 Nights!

Stay tuned for topics, speakers, locations and times.



Location: TBD
Date: July 13, 2015
Time: 6.30 p.m. to about 8 p.m.
Topic: CSI & Bones: Hollywood Fluff or Real Forensic Anthropology?


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Can a determination of male or female be made by measuring the hip axis? What can bones really tell us about a person’s life style? And does every forensic crime lab have an “Angelatron”?

Join Dr. Arion Mayes, from SDSU’s department of Anthropology, as she takes apart some of our favorite crime TV shows and shares how modern forensic anthropology helps law enforcement agencies to solve crime.



Location: TBD

Date: November 9, 2015

Time: 6.30 p.m. to approximately 8 p.m.

Topic: GMO's: the Facts, the Myths and the Hype


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We have all heard many arguments for and against GMOs in our diet. Join Emily Burke, PhD, as she explains what GMOs are and what we need to understand about them.