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, March 14, 2017, in Portland

Inside the Feline Mind

Have you ever wondered what goes inside your cat's furry little brain? Let Dr. Rolan Tripp, a veterinarian and animal behaviorist, take you on a guided tour through the feline mind, from genetics to geriatrics. Learn answers to questions like: Why do cats hiss? Why bring me a dead mouse? Why head-butt people as affection… GET DETAILS

Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Portland

The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love – Repeat!

This is a repeat of the sold-out event on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Is the brain chemistry behind our love for chocolate equivalent to that which drives infatuation with a new lover, the love of a particular song, or addiction? How does the brain sort out pleasure and discomfort? What drives our decisions to stay… GET DETAILS

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Portland

Microbes and the Human Gut

The human body has trillions of cells, but only about 1/10th of those cells are actually human. The rest are microbes that live in and on our bodies, and collectively they’re called the “human microbiome,” and we couldn’t survive without them. They make vitamins for us, help us digest food, and battle disease-causing microbes, and… GET DETAILS

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Portland

Fractal Vision: Using Retinal Implants to Restore Sight to the Blind

Imagine a world in which damaged parts of the body - an arm, an eye, or a region of the brain – can be replaced by artificial implants capable of restoring or even enhancing human performance. The associated improvements in the quality of life would revolutionize the medical world and produce sweeping changes across society… GET DETAILS

Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Portland

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, with author Mary Roach!

Much of military science is necessarily preoccupied with the study of violence, the development of strategy, of weapons and armaments, of warfare. But not all the battles of war involve drone technology and Bradley Personnel Vehicle. On a daily basis, soldiers also fight more esoteric battles against less considered adversaries—for example, exhaustion, shock, panic, disease… GET DETAILS