Better Learning With Beer!

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!

Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Portland

Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

New York Times best-selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions in his new book Mama’s Last Hug. It opens with the dramatic farewell between Mama, a dying fifty-nine-year-old chimpanzee matriarch, and biologist Jan Van Hooff. This heartfelt final meeting of two longtime friends, widely shared as… Read more

Monday, April 1, 2019, in Portland

Music and the Aging Brain: A Discussion and Concert

Partnering with Broadway Rose Theater to bring this special Science on Tap back by popular demand! Our brains undergo numerous changes that affect memory, motor, and sensory functions as we age. Many of these changes are amplified in diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Could music limit the effects of aging and neurodegenerative… Read more

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Portland

What is Happening This Week in Science? Find out with TWIS!

What IS happening this week in science??? It’s often hard to keep up with the pace of new discoveries. But, that’s where the This Week in Science (TWIS) podcast comes in! Prepare to laugh and learn while TWIS, the longest running, woman-run science podcast, entertains you with SCIENCE! This Week in Science (TWIS) is a… Read more

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Portland

Science is Stranger than Fiction: Death and the Afterlife

Humanity’s fascination with death and the supernatural has influenced science for centuries. The desire to overcome death and understand the strange and unusual of the human condition has inspired many scientists throughout history, particularly within the fields of anatomy and medicine. At this Science on Tap, Leslie New, PhD, assistant professor of statistics at WSU… Read more

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Portland

The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s… Read more