Science Pub Corvallis

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.

Tell your friends and join us on Facebook to stay informed about upcoming guests. We hope to see you there! Or check out our new podcast and catch all of our lectures online.

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.

Up Next

September 10: Dr. Julie A. Adams, professor in the OSU School of Computer Science, will present “Artificial intelligence: myths and realities.”

Every time you rely on your phone to translate a foreign language, you ask your smart speaker to do something or your car skids on black ice, you’ve taken advantage of artificial intelligence. While Hollywood may pose a fearful future in which humans battle wily robots, the reality is that this technology faces significant limitations. Initiatives to create self-driving cars and swarms of flying drones occasionally capture headlines, but daunting hurdles remain.

At the September 10 Corvallis Science Pub, Julie A. Adams, the Associate Director of Deployed Systems and Policy for the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute at Oregon State University, will address these and other issues related to artificial intelligence and robotics. “My research is grounded in robotics applications for domains such as first response, archaeology, oceanography, the national airspace and the U.S. military,” says Adams.

Prior to joining OSU, Adams was a full professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt University, where she founded the Human-Machine Teaming Laboratory. She has worked in Human Factors for Honeywell, Inc. and the Eastman Kodak Company. Her research interests include distributed artificial intelligence, swarms, robotics and human-machine teaming. Her work has been featured in international news outlets, including National Geographic, Scientific American Podcast, Der Spiegel and BBC on-line.

RSVP for the Next Science Pub

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.

Upcoming

October 8: “Future Farms: Technology in the field,” presented by Chad Higgins, associate professor in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University.