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 3, 2020 in Portland

As the Crow Flies: Corvid Behavior, Play, and Funerals

Crows are everywhere: they are found on nearly every continent and thrive in human dominated environments. They have influenced art and literature throughout history, and whether they inspire love or hate, they have certainly impacted the hearts and minds of the humans who share their space. Because crows are so common, it may be easy… Read more

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Portland

Science Riot at the Alberta Rose Theatre

Join us for brainy comedy night where local scientists will attempt to be funny for their first time ever! Science on Tap is joining forces with Science Riot, the first science outreach program in the country to turn scientists into engaging speakers through immersive training in comedy writing and performance. The resulting showcase is an… Read more

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Portland

Making Memories: Using Neuroscience to Enhance Teaching and Learning

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Friday, March 27, 2020, in Portland

Science Riot at the Tiffany Center

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Portland

Making Chubs & Slugs Sexy! Behind the Lens of Oregon Field Guide

Can slugs, suckers and Siuslaw hairy-necked tiger beetles compete with American Idol and Kitchen Nightmares? Turns out, yes! Oregon Field Guide has been OPB’s weekly TV news magazine for 30 years, exploring the ecological issues, natural wonders and outdoor recreation of the Northwest. At this Science on Tap, Oregon Field Guide Executive Producer Ed Jahn reveals the secret sauce his team has used… Read more

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in Portland

As the Crow Flies: Corvid Behavior, Play, and Funerals

Crows are everywhere: they are found on nearly every continent and thrive in human dominated environments. They have influenced art and literature throughout history, and whether they inspire love or hate, they have certainly impacted the hearts and minds of the humans who share their space. Because crows are so common, it may be easy… Read more

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Portland

The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer

When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don’t necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also created cancer. The new book The Cheating Cell delves into this extraordinary relationship, and shows that by understanding cancer’s evolutionary origins, researchers can come up with more… Read more

Friday, June 26, 2020 in Portland

The Nutshell Studies and the Mother of Modern Forensics

Frances Glessner Lee was supposed to spend her life as an heiress and socialite. Born in 1878 into a wealthy Chicago family, she was never meant to have a career, let alone one steeped in death and depravity. Yet she developed a fascination with the investigation of violent crimes and made it her life’s work… Read more

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