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!

Monday, March 27, 2017, in Portland

Love, Trauma, and Bonding: How Early Experiences Shape Who We Become

This event is in collaboration with the Artists Repertory Theatre’s production of Feathers and Teeth. 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 or traumatic get… 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

Monday, May 22, 2017, in Portland

The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love, at Artists Rep.

This event is in collaboration with the Artists Repertory Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. It is also a repeat of the two sold-out shows held at the Alberta Rose Theatre in February and March, 2017. Is the brain chemistry behind our love for chocolate equivalent to that which drives infatuation with a… 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