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A forum where people come to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in science and technology while having fun! An expert will give an informal talk for 20-30 minutes, followed by Q&A and discussion. Attendees can get up, eat or refresh their beverages at any time. Science on Tap is FREE and open to all ages!

Plan to join us at our next gathering. See schedule of speakers below.
Clemson: On the third Monday of each month, 6-7:15 p.m.
Greenville: On the last Tuesday of each month, 6:30 -7:45 p.m. (New location and time as of June 2016!)

Point Galss for Science on Tap at Clemson University, Clemson SC

Clemson: Moe Joe Coffee Company —  385 Old Greenville Hwy., Clemson, SC 29631, 
Greenville: Coffee Underground, 1 East Coffee St., Greenville SC 29601

Vicki Corbin, Ph.D.
Director of Education Outreach and Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center

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  • Clemson Schedule

    January 16
    A discussion about the impact of separation science on one of the more popular local products.
    Carlos Garcia, Dept. of Chemistry, Clemson University

    February 20
    How Does A Plant “Decide”?
    Julia Frugoli, Dept. of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University

    March 20
    Nature’s Machines: Using Physics To Understand How Cells Move
    Josh Alper, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University

    April 17
    The Last Glacier: Tracking Glacial Retreat Through Art
    Todd Anderson, Dept. of Art, Clemson University

    May 15
    The Bite Counter, Moving Science From The Bench To The Breakfast Table
    A discussion of tech transfer.
    Eric Muth, Dept. of Psychology and College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, Clemson University

  • Greenville Schedule

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    Securing the Carolina Cornucopia
    A discussion of efforts to conserve ancient crop plants.
    Steve Kresovich, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University

    Tuesday, February 28
    Nano for Your Nose: Functional Nanoparticles for Odor Remediation
    Dan Whitehead, Dept. of Chemistry, Clemson University

    Tuesday, March 28
    Stimuli-Responsive Functional Materials
    Sourav Saha, Dept. of Chemistry, Clemson University

    Tuesday, April 25
    The Climate It Is A-Changin'
    Mike Sears, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Clemson University

    Tuesday, May 30
    Building Resilience in the Southeast
    A discussion of land use and climate change.
    Maria Whitehead, Senior Project Manager for Open Space Institute Southeast Region
    Maria Whitehead obtained her Ph.D. in Forest Resources from Clemson University in 2003, and her Masters of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Georgia in 1999. From 2007-2016, she served as The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina’s Project Director for the Winyah Bay and Pee Dee River Basin and later Director of Landscape Projects. In a new position as Senior Project Manager for Open Space Institute Southeast Region, she works with OSI’s Capital Conservation and Land Programs to promote the use of climate science in land conservation efforts.  During her professional career, Dr. Whitehead has led local climate adaptation strategy teams, organized coastal community resilience initiatives, and presented at regional and national conferences on down-scaling climate science to promote resilience of natural and human communities.