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Suds & Science

An Evening of Thinking and Drinking

Suds & Science
Suds & Science
Suds & Science at  Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
Suds & Science at Callahan’s Pub & Brewery

It’s not a scientific mystery that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. And thus, the idea for Suds & Science was born: bimonthly events that bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in a neighborhood bar. The evening begins with a 15- to 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience—all while the audience drinks along. You can learn about everything from the science of beer to superhero physics to the genius of genomes. All of that for the price of a beverage! Suds & Science puts the fun and spirit(s) back into science.


June 10

Time: 6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m.

Location: Wavelength Brewing Company, 236 Main St., Vista, CA 92084 (Wavelength Brewing doesn't offer food service but you are welcome to bring your dinner or order pizza from URBN Coal Fire Pizza from across the street)
Topic: Desalination - California's Solution to the Drought?

What is Desalination and how does it really work? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Join us as Dr. Dan Cartamil from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography explains the science of desalination, and discusses the potential environmental impacts on the ocean and our shorelines.

Eventbrite - Suds & Science - Desalination - California's Solution to the Drought?


Date: July 13

Time:6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m.

Location: TBD
Topic: CSI & Bones: Hollywood Fluff or Real Forensic Anthropology?

Can a determination of male or female be made by measuring the hip axis? What can bones really tell us about a person’s life style? And does every forensic crime lab have an “Angelatron”?

Join Dr. Arion Mayes, from SDSU’s department of Anthropology, as she takes apart some of our favorite crime TV shows and shares how modern forensic anthropology helps law enforcement agencies to solve crime.

Eventbrite - Suds & Science - CSI & Bones: Hollywood Fluff or Real Forensic Anthropology?


Date: September 14

Time: 6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m.

Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station
2816, Historic Decatour Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106
Topic: Genetic Engineering - Can it be the Solution to the World's Problems?

Can genetic engineering cure AIDS or cancer? Will we be able to manufacture the "Youth Gene"? Will human cloning be possible? Join Curt Becker as he discusses the future of genetic engineering, it's benefits and it's challenges.

Bio for Mr. Curt Becker

As a founder of Applied Biosystems, Curt Becker was in the forefront of developing, commercializing and supporting many of the enabling technologies of the biotech industry, and was instrumental in growing the company to the Fortune 1000 level. In 2006, he founded New Dimension Performance; a strategic development, planning and implementation partner for business executives and their teams.

In 2013, realizing that one of the technologies developed by his company Applied Biosystems many years ago was still used universally and had become an impediment to modern application; often referred to as biotech 2.0, Curt reunited with his former colleague, Bill Efcavitch and formed Molecular Assemblies to enable a new era of biotechnology through the development of next generation DNA synthesis processes.  Additionally, Mr. Becker participates in the community by contributing as a marketing domain expert with Connect's Springboard program and multiple STEM education based programs.

Eventbrite - Suds & Science - Genetic Engineering - Can it be the Solution to the World's Problems?

Molecular Assemblies Inc

Date: November 9

Time: 6:30 p.m. to approximately 8 p.m.

Location: TBD
Topic: GMO's: the Facts, the Myths and the Hype

We have all heard many arguments for and against GMOs in our diet. Join Emily Burke, PhD, as she explains what GMOs are and what we need to understand about them.

Eventbrite - Suds & Science - GMO's: the Facts, the Myths and the Hype