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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 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30-7:45pm
Greenville: On the last Tuesday of each month, 6:30 -7:45 p.m. 

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

Clemson: Viva Wine Bar, 168 Exchange St, Pendleton, SC 29670 (new location as of January 2018)
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  864-656-1634

Read the Seneca Journal article on Science on Tap, Liquid Learning: Monthly forum serves up sips and science

Print and post a Clemson flyer or a Greenville flyer.

  • Clemson Schedule

    October 11
    Loops, braids and Mobius strips, oh my!  A "Celebration of Mind” event to celebrate the things that delighted Martin Gardner— puzzles, games, math, magic and more!”
    Neil Calkin, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University

    November 8
    When compact stellar objects merge, ripples in the fabric of space-time excite the Universe
    Dieter Hartmann, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University

    December - no meeting

    January 10, 2019 
    How to build an animal—a discussion of how animals develop
    Kara Powder, Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University

    February 14
    Parasite Love: Bad Romance and Toxic Relationships—three vignettes about parasites 
    Kimberly Paul, Department of Genetics & Biochemistry, Eukaryotic Pathogen Innovation Center, Clemson University


  • Greenville Schedule

    September 25   
    When Compact Stellar Objects Merge, Ripples In The Fabric Of Space-time Excite The Universe
    Dieter Hartmann, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University  

    October 30
    Magic of Compost—a discussion covering the science of making compost, its uses and benefits
    Jim Davis and Leslie Rodgers, Atlas Organics (composting)

    November 27 
    Building Soft Nanomachines from Polydiacetylene Liposomes  
    The term “nanotechnology” means different things to different people. Here we will explore the concept of a “machine” on the nanoscale and look at our recent work in designing such devices and putting them to work on real world problems.
    Tim Hanks, Chemistry Department, Furman University (arranged by EPSCoR-- Cyndy Buckhaults)

    January 29, 2019
    Hips, Horses, and Helmets—Orthopaedic Research Gone Wild 
    John Desjardins, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University

    February 26
    Kostya Kornev, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University