Science Pub

Meet some of OSU’s leading researchers. Delve into their fascinating worlds in casual Science Pubs at McMenamins in Bend, and in Sisters and Sunriver. No scientific background required—just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!


  • Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Full menu, no-host bar.
  • Science Pubs are popular and sometimes sell out. Reservations required no later than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to each lecture.
  • Click "register" below the Science Pub you wish to attend. Online reservations available starting six weeks prior to each event. If you need to cancel your reservation, please email us so we can accommodate others.
  • Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-322-3100.

Upcoming Science Pubs

July 19, 2016  • Father Luke's Room, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend

Investigations on Worldwide Coral Declines

rebecca-vega-thurber-headshotRebecca Thurber, Associate Professor, OSU College of Science; Rebecca Vega Thurber Lab

Rebecca Vega-Thurber and the team in her lab at OSU investigate the microbial ecology of reefs in the Red Sea, the Caribbean and the Pacific.  In this Science Pub, Vega-Thurber will describe what she has learned about how microbes influence the health of coral reefs. By better understanding the coral microbiome, Vega-Thurber argues, new methods for conserving reefs can be discovered.

In addition to her presentation, the Science Pub will offer scenes from “Saving Atlantis,” a documentary about the Global Coral Microbiome Project.

Doors at 5:30 p.m.; Presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.

We are at capacity for this event.

Save the date for upcoming 2016 Science Pubs:
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

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