Better Learning With Beer!

The Clinton Street Theater

Portland, Oregon

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, in Portland

An Animal’s Guide to Dating Success

Have you ever wondered how animals find and impress that special someone? From crazy dances to unanticipated sex changes, animals have some unusual strategies for attracting and keeping their mates. Join Dr. Allison Coffin, Assistant Professor of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience at WSU Vancouver, for this fun romp through the dating lives of birds, fish… GET DETAILS

Monday, November 28, 2016, in Portland

You and Your Racist Brain: The Neuroscience of Prejudice (Repeat!)

This is a repeat of the event held at Revolution Hall on October 3, 2016, and is in collaboration with the Artists Repertory Theatre’s production of A Civil War Christmas. Racism exists when one group dominates, excludes, or seeks to eliminate another group on the basis of differences that it believes are inherent, hereditary, and… GET DETAILS

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, in Portland

What Doesn’t Kill You… How Early Experiences Shape You, Your Health, and Your Kids

This is a repeat of the talk held at the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver on October 12, 2016. Your experiences in early childhood are not just the beginning of your life story, rather, they set the tone for how you will respond to life events for years to come. Childhood experiences that are consistently stressful… GET DETAILS

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, in Portland

Memory and the Neuroscience of Addiction

Back by popular demand! This is a repeat of our sold out event held at the Clinton Street Theater on Tuesday, 9/6/16. Starting from a very young age, humans are driven to seek out novel sensations and rewarding experiences; the brain is wired this way. During adolescence, some seek out drugs of abuse because they… GET DETAILS

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in Portland

More Than Hard Rock: Metals in Your Life

When one talks about metal and life, most people might immediately think of Metallica, or maybe about the dangers of lead in drinking water. But Dr. Kelly Chacón, professor of chemistry at Reed College, wants to tell you about the other amazing roles that all kinds of metals play: in our bodies, in ecology, and… GET DETAILS

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in Portland

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond comprehension. But did you know that the key to unveiling the secrets of the cosmos is as close as the nearest toaster? Our home here on Earth is… GET DETAILS