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, May 2, 2017, in Portland

Every Brain Needs Music: The Neuroscience of Composition, Interpretation, and Performance

Music not only soothes the soul, but it can enhance the brain as well. At this Science on Tap, explore the origins of music, why humans enjoy making and listening to music, and how the brain behaves when we create music. Also, learn how music practice might improve brain development and prevent or limit the… 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

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Portland

Inside the Feline Mind

Back by popular demand! This is a repeat of the sold-out events held at the Alberta Rose Theatre on Tuesday, March 14, and at the Kiggins Theatre on April 12. 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… 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

Monday, July 17, 2017, in Portland

Microbes and the Human Gut

Back by popular demand! This is a repeat of the talk held at the Clinton Street Theater on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. 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… GET DETAILS