Science Pub Corvallis offers cool presentations in an informal atmosphere where you can interact with experts and where there are no silly questions. No scientific background is required – just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!
Held on the second Monday of the month, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis, Science Pub is sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Downtown Corvallis Association and Terra magazine at Oregon State University.
Check out photos from the May 13, 2013 Science Pub. You can also see past Science Pub events (2009-2014) online and listen to the Science Pub podcast, starting with June 2016, Jane Ishmael on Marijuana as Medicine. And if you can’t join us in Corvallis, check out science pubs by OSU-Cascades in Bend and by OMSI in Portland, Hillsboro and Eugene.
May 14, The Boom and Bust Cycles of Rivers:
The vital interconnections that rivers share with the land, the sky, and us
Sean W. Fleming examines how mathematics and physics can reveal the hidden secrets of rivers and offers insights into the deep relationships they have with landscapes, ecosystems and societies. Drawing on his recent Princeton University Press book, Where the River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth’s Waterways, he looks at topics like why rivers run where they do; how the same river can flood one year, yet dry up the next; how we forecast floods and water supplies; the impacts of climate change; and even whether rivers have “memories.” He also explores how science can help address the threats our watersheds face.
Fleming is a geophysicist with extensive experience in operational and research hydrology. He runs a data science consultancy and holds affiliate positions at Oregon State University, the University of British Columbia, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
See Fleming’s post on the top five water stories of 2017.
Due to the continuing popularity of Science Pub, we are implementing a ticketing/RSVP process. Please read the specifics below.
- Limit of two free tickets per person.
- Registration opens three weeks prior to each Science Pub and is limited to the first 100 tickets.
- Available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the link above or by calling 541-737-4717.
- Advanced registration recommended to guarantee a ticket/seat.
- Only register if you plan on attending please.
- If plans change, please cancel your reservation via your initial confirmation email or by calling 541-737-4717.
- Walk-ins welcome, but seating will not be guaranteed and is based on availability.
- Register for the Science Pub listserv at Science Pub Corvallis Email List or 541-737-4717.
June 4, 2018 — Chickens and Eggs: Cages, Colonies or Free Range; speaker, James Hermes, OSU Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences