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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, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
(Beginning January 2018, Clemson meetings move to 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: Moe Joe Coffee Company —  385 Old Greenville Hwy., Clemson, SC 29631, 
(in 2018, Clemson meetings move to Viva Wine Bar, 168 Exchange St, Pendleton, SC 29670)

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

    December 2017 - no meeting

    January 11, 2018 - 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
    I Knew I Should Have Picked the Blue Pill! Chromic Biosensors for Food Safety
    Bill Pennington, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University

    February 8 - 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
    Nano for Your Nose:  Functional Nanomaterials for Odor Remediation
    Dan Whitehead, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University

    March 8, 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
    The Universe is a Very Dark Place
    A discussion of the evidence for the preponderance of dark matter and dark energy in the cosmos.
    Mark Leising, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University

    April 12
    Rick Blob, Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University

    May 10
    Sticky Business: the Importance of Cell to Cell Attachment in the Progression of Cancer
    Adi Dubash, Biology, Furman University

  • Greenville Schedule

    November, 28
    Computers & Medicine & You
    This talk will 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

    December, 2017 - no meeting

    January 30, 2018
    Why Volunteer for Citizen Science? Because You Can Monitor Local Frog Populations Too!
    Barbara Foster, FrogWatch Regional Coordinator, Reptile Curator of Greenville Zoo

    February 27
    Modern Drug Discovery in the Pharmaceutical Industry and at Furman University
    A presentation and discussion on how modern pharmaceuticals are developed, why many drugs are very expensive, and the contributions Furman undergraduates are making in the development of new chemotherapeutics.
    Brian Goess, Chemistry, Furman University

    March 27
    This Is Your Brain on Food
    This presentation will discuss the obesity epidemic and the biological effects of obesity and/or consumption of a high fat diet on the body with particular emphasis on neurobiological effects. Recent research about the biology of obesity and data from Dr. Freeman’s laboratory will also be presented. Specifically, the presentation will include data that links consumption of a high fat diet to cognitive decline during aging. Potential mechanisms of action will be discussed with supporting data.
    Linnea Freeman, Biology and Neuroscience, Furman University

    April 24

    May 29
    Venkat N. Krovi, Michelin Endowed Chair Professor of Vehicle Automation
    Clemson University - International Center for Automotive Research