After an incredibly successful 2015-2016 season for Schmid College’s Science on Tap series, we’re pleased to finally announce the upcoming slate for the 2016-2017 season! Science on Tap is an on-going series of talks that feature Chapman University faculty and Southern California experts exploring the intersection of science and culture. It has evolved to be a meeting place where students, faculty, and Orange locals can congregate to have a beer or a cup of coffee and discuss some of the most exciting and important questions in the world of science and technology today.

_mg_4880The 2016-2017 slate will consist of six different events, each of which will feature speakers focusing on technology as it relates to our local community and our daily lives. Dr. Bruce Tromberg, Science on Tap’s first speaker of the season, will be discussing wearable technology. His discussion on October 4th, 2016, is titled “I’m Not Just Wearing This for My Health: Wearable Tech”, and it will provide interesting insight into the future of of technology as it applies to our accessibility and dependence as it relates to fashion. Other topics this season will include mapping tsunami risk, quantum computers as they relate to credit cards, California ecosystems, and food fraud.

In case you missed any conversations from last season, be sure to check out the Science on Tap Podcast, where five of our six discussions from last year have been packaged into a podcast format. You can find the podcast on both iTunes and Google Play, and be sure to leave a review and subscribe for more updates throughout the season!

Science on Tap begins at 6:00 pm at Provisions Market, located at 143 North Glassel St. Orange, CA 92866. The event is open to the public, so be sure to get there early for better seats. All conversations will be moderated by Schmid College Dean Andrew Lyon. Check out this years schedule below!

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Provisions Market is located at:

143 North Glassel St.
Orange, CA 92866

On Tap 10/4/16 @ 6:00 p.m.
“I’m Not Just Wearing This for My Health: Wearable Tech” with Dr. Bruce Tromberg

On Tap 11/1/16 @ 6:00 p.m.
“From Lost to Found: Scientific modeling, mapping, and communicating tsunami risk to the public” with Dr. Claudine Jaenichen.

On Tap 1/23/17 @ 6:00 p.m.
“Quantum computers: are credit cards still safe online?” with Dr. Justin Dressel

On Tap 2/6/17 @ 6:00 p.m.
“Why we should conserve California’s ecosystems” with Dr. Jennifer Funk

On Tap 2/20/17 @ 6:00 p.m.
“Buildings and Belonging: Designing Spaces to Develop Community” with Dr. Michelle Samura

On Tap 3/20/17 @ 6:00 p.m.
“Uncovering Food Fraud” with Dr. Rosalee Hellberg