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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 

Print and post a Clemson flyer or a Greenville flyer.

  • Clemson Schedule

    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

    June 19
    Planets: What are they, where are they, and how do they form?
    Sean Brittain, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University

    July 17
    Keeping our heads above water in the fight against the brain eating amoeba (and friends)
    Jim Morris, Dept. of Genetics and Biochemistry, Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center, Clemson University

    August 21 (solar eclipse at 2:30!)
    The Living Sandstones of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
    Harry Kurtz, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Clemson University

    September 18
    The Climate, it’s A’changing
    Mike Sears, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Clemson University

  • Greenville Schedule

    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. 

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Science During Crisis: the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Hurricane Sandy, and Preparing for the Future
    Gary Machlis, Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Clemson University

    Tuesday, July 25
    Computers & Medicine & You
    Explore how computer models of our genes, cells, and tissues are being used to help design personalized medical devices and drugs.
    Will Richardson, Dept. of Bioengineering, Clemson University 

    Tuesday, August 29
    I Need a Drink! 
    There are many motivating factors that govern our desire to drink alcohol. Some of us drink responsibly while others struggle to regulate their alcohol consumption. For instance, those who have experienced traumatic events and develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often choose to self-medicate with alcohol. Dr. Rice will discuss alcohol’s neurobiological impact on the brain and its relationship to PTSD suffers. Additionally, he will present some encouraging findings from his research laboratory that may lead to new treatments for those who 1) abuse alcohol; 2) have PTSD; and 3) self-medicate with alcohol because of their PTSD.
    Onarae Rice, Dept. of Psychology, Neuroscience Program, Furman University

    Tuesday, September 26
    Sticky Business: How Cells Attach to Each Other and Why It Matters
    Adi Dubash, Dept. of Biology, Furman University

    MONDAY, October 30
    Growing up Tamarin: How Young Monkeys Learn to Survive in a Brazilian Rainforest
    Lisa Rapaport, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Clemson University