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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

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  • Clemson Schedule

    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, 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
    Biomechanics - How Thinking About Animals like Machines Helps Us Understand Biodiversity
    Rick Blob, Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University

    May 10, 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
    Evolution of Deadly Venom in Rattlesnakes
    Chris Parkinson, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University

    June 14, 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
    Molecular and Structural Memory
    Hugo Sanabria, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University

    July 12, 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
    Genetic Footprints of Crop Domestication
    Amy Lawton-Rauh, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University

    August 9, 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
    Double-Dipping and Other Disgusting Habits
    Paul Dawson, Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, Clemson University

    September 13, 6:30pm, Viva Wine Bar, Pendleton
    Hips, Horses and Helmets: Orthopaedic Research Gone Wild
    John DesJardins, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University

  • Greenville Schedule

    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
    The Dig Greenville Project
    A discussion of the 1.5 mile long tunnel being built underneath downtown Greenville, which will serve as the catch basin for the majority of the county for the next 100 years.  At $46 million, it is the largest sanitation project in Upstate history.
    Graham Rich, Executive Director of Renewable Water Resources, Greenville’s wastewater treatment service district

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