Calling all science lovers! Whether you are a seasoned Ph. D. or a curious novice, join us at ChapmanU Science on Tap, hosted by the Schmid College of Science and Technology, to enjoy good beverages, good food, and captivating conversation.  This event is free and open to the public, and we encourage the community to partake in our moderated discussions featuring experts who explore the intersection of science and culture.  Science on Tap is hosted at Chapman Crafted at 6:00 PM and all ages are welcome.  Beer is available for purchase for those who are 21 and over.

Beer and Talking

Our fifth season features a variety of speakers prepared to share their knowledge on some of the science world’s most fascinating emerging topics and foster engaging discussions.

November’s discussion, taking place on the 4th, will feature Dr. Angel Miles Nash on the topic of “Our S.T.E.A.M. for STEM: Situating and Teaching Equity, Access, and Mindsets in STEM Education.”  With her experience studying how race and gender affect educational contexts, Nash will open eyes to the privilege present in our school system and how to cultivate equality in STEM education.

On January 13th, Tanjia Anderson of Beckman Coulter will present “Automating the modern-day diagnostic laboratory” based on her experience in the industry of biomedical testing.

February 10th’s session will feature Dr. Dhanya Nair from Fowler School of Engineering speaking on the subject of “Haptics based assistive technology: Beyond audio & visual sensations.”  Her research centers on the development of tactile assistive technology with close attention to the effects of human touch.

Dr. Fred Caporaso will lead March 16th’s discussion with the very proper topic of “Beer and the Science of Flavor.”  With seasoned experience in sensory evaluation, food flavor, off-flavor, and food quality & preference, Dr. Caporaso will stimulate in-depth conversation on the flavor of beer as it is simultaneously enjoyed by those partaking in the discussion.

The closing session of Science on Tap’s 5th season will take place on April 13th.

Science on Tap

With riveting topics alongside delicious food and drink, you are sure to enjoy Science on Tap and return for more sessions.  We hope to see you there and look forward to your valued contributions of knowledge and experience to our discussions!

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