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 15, 2018, in Portland

Autism, Neuroeducation, and Inclusion in Complex Society

The awareness of autism has exploded in our cultural consciousness in the past decade, and more and more individuals are being identified on the autism spectrum. But what exactly is autism, and why is it sometimes challenging for people on the spectrum to get along in the “regular” world? How does a person with an… GET DETAILS

Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Portland

Cause and Effect: Racism, Poverty, and Public Health

The lives of many Americans are shaped by living with long-term trauma brought on by discrimination and poverty. Chronic exposure to adverse life events such as racism or racialization, gender-based prejudice, fewer opportunities for education and employment, high rates of incarceration, and systemic inequity have tangible health effects on both individuals and communities. Although uniquely… GET DETAILS

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Portland

Unnatural Selection: Animal Evolution at the Hand of Man

When Charles Darwin contemplated how best to introduce his controversial new theory of evolution to the general public, he chose to compare it with the selective breeding of domesticated animals. In her new book, Unnatural Selection, marking the 150th anniversary year of Darwin’s great work on domesticated animals Variation under Domestication, author and illustrator Katrina… GET DETAILS

Wednesday, July 17, 2018, in Portland

Yes, I’m Really A Doctor: How Equity Eludes Women in Medicine in Science

What kind of person comes to mind when you hear the word “doctor?” If you’re given a choice in a medical emergency, would you trust the female physician as much as the male? Studies show that many people — from patients and their families to administrators and other medical staff — show an implicit bias… GET DETAILS

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Portland

Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Metabolism, behavior, sleep, mood swings, the immune system, fighting, fleeing, puberty, and sex: these are just a few of the things our bodies control with hormones. Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals and their discovery… GET DETAILS

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in Portland

Inventive Connections: Movie Stars, Math, & Marine Mammals

Movie stars are adored by the public, but often just for their looks and talents on the silver screen. Actress Hedy Lamarr was once known as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” but was also an inventor. She and a colleague designed radio-skipping technology to help the US Navy guide torpedoes more effectively during… GET DETAILS