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Suds & Science at  Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
Suds & Science at Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
Suds & Science: Zombie
Suds & Science: Zombie
Suds & Science: Mars Colony
Suds & Science: Mars Colony

Sometimes, the most interesting discussions occur over a beer or a glass of your favorite vino. (Bonus points if you can remember what was said the next morning!) That’s the concept behind Suds & Science, a monthly event that brings scientists face-to-face with the general public in a neighborhood bar. Each session kicks off with a short and enlightening presentation, after which the floor is open for discussion between the audience and the speaker. We cover a wide variety of topics that can range from the science of beer to superhero physics to the genius of genomes. We invite you to come sit back, sip your favorite beverage and participate in the discussion. Suds & Science puts the fun and spirit(s) back into learning. 


Schedule 2019


 

AUGUST

Suds & Science—Atmospheric Aerosols: Small Particles, Big Implications

The term atmospheric aerosols refers to tiny solid particles or liquid droplets suspended in air. Aerosols can come from deserts in the form of dust, the ocean as sea spray or from combustion as soot and smoke. They are ten times finer than a human hair and we inhale thousands of them with every breath. Join Dr. Matthew Pendergraft, from UC San Diego, in a conversation about these tiny particles and how they influence weather, climate and human health.

Date & Time: Monday, August 12; 6:30–8 p.m.

Cost: $5 online (some fees apply); $6 at the doorFood & drinks are available for purchase.

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



SEPTEMBER

Suds & Science—Forensic Science and the CSI Effect
Forensic science has become popularized by podcasts, TV shows and other media, which has created complications for the actual field itself. How does crime related media content influence public perception about forensics? What does forensic science look like in real life, now and in the future? Join us as Roxanne Kotzebue, criminalist at the San Diego Police Department Crime Laboratory, separates truth from fiction and discusses what actually happens in a forensics lab.

 

Date & Time: Monday, September 9; 6:30–8 p.m.

Cost: $5 online (some fees apply); $6 at the door. Food & drinks are available for purchase. Please come early to place your orders at the bar, as staff will not be available to take orders during the event.

Location: Stone Brewing World Garden & Bistro Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106


 

SPECIAL: Suds & Science—Social Sciences.
A look at  the spatial and gender dimensions of enduring social inequalities and the policy debates surrounding them.

 

Date & Time: Monday, September 16; 6:30–8 p.m.

Cost$5 online (some fees apply); $6 at the door. Food & drinks are available for purchase. Please come early to place your orders at the bar, as staff will not be available to take orders during the event.

LocationStone Brewing World Garden & Bistro Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106


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OCTOBER

Suds & Science—The Surprising Connections Around us in the Natural (and Unnatural) World
We all recognize that individual habitats, populations, and even people are “connected”, in that what affects one may have profound and often unexpected implications in others. Dr. Drew Talley has been studying these connections in habitats ranging from salt marshes to desert islands. He will present examples of these connections, focusing on 30 years of research in Bahía de los Ángeles, Mexico, and show how this journey to understand these ecosystems has led to insights about critical connections not just between seemingly disparate habitats, but between different fields of science, between countries, and even between academic, public, and education sectors.

 

Date & Time: Monday, October 14; 6:30–8 p.m.

Cost: $5 online (some fees apply); $6 at the door. Drinks available for purchase and you are welcome to bring in your favorite food! You can order at the following neighboring restaurants, and they will deliver your order to Wavelength: When Pigs Fly BBQ, URBN Vista.

Location: Wavelength Brewing Co, 236 Main St, Vista, CA 92084



NOVEMBER

Suds & Science—Weaving Shrimp & Drugs from the Sea
About 65% of the pharmaceuticals approved for use in the United States have their origins in natural products, and the marine environment is considered to to be one of the most promising places to look for new natural products! In fact, there are already thirteen marine natural product based drugs approved in the US for the treatment of such ailments as pain, various cancers, viral infections, and high cholesterol. While marine natural products hold an increasingly important role in the clinic, they are also an invisible yet dramatic influence on coral reef ecosystems. Come share a beer with Chris Leber, a chemical ecologist and natural products scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to chat about how cyanobacteria can be used to treat diseases and also to build toxic shrimp houses, why some critters prefer to eat poisonous algae, and how our search for drugs in the sea is fruitless without a strong commitment to maintaining healthy ecosystems and preserving biodiversity.

 

Date & Time: Monday, November 11; 6:30–8 p.m.

Cost: $5 online (some fees apply); $6 at the door. Food & drinks are available for purchase.

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



DECEMBER

Suds & Science: Heart Disease—Why Studying Both Men and Women is Important
Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women, but it has generally been thought of as a “man’s” disease. This bias within cardiac research and medicine led to the development of drugs that weren’t as effective or had more severe side effects in half the population simply because women weren’t considered at almost every step of drug development – from basic research studies to clinical trials. Thankfully, due to advocacy efforts of researchers and clinicians across the world, this is changing. Here, we’ll chat about why the heart is the coolest organ (sorry brain lovers!), what is actually biologically different between the hearts of men and women both during healthy times and states of disease and why we should care.

 

Date & Time: Monday, December 9; 6:30–8 p.m.

Cost: $5 online (some fees apply); $6 at the door. Food & drinks are available for purchase. Please come early to place your orders at the bar, as staff will not be available to take orders during the event.

Location: Stone Brewing World Garden & Bistro Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106