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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!
FREE - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED AND LIMITED TO 100
September 19, 2017 • McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend - Father Luke's Room
Sue Queisser, Project Manager at OSU's Center for Sensory and Consumer Behavior Research
Did you know that some of the earliest leavening agents were derived from antlers, ashes or even urine? Ever wonder what exactly is the difference between baking soda and powder and how much to use? Have you been disappointed to follow a recipe exactly only to have your cake collapse? Sue Queisser, project manager at OSU's Center for Sensory and Consumer Behavior Research, will explain how the products we use bring our culinary wonders to lofty heights as well as the interesting stories behind their origins. You’ll also learn useful troubleshooting tips that will help you achieve optimal results in the kitchen.
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January 16, 2018 • McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend - Father Luke's Room
Loren G. Davis, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, OSU Department of Anthropology; Executive Director, Keystone Archaeological Research Fund
The archaeological record is comprised of artifacts, often found buried in archaeological sites, which reveal patterns of past human cognition and behavior. Archaeological evidence indicates that humans were present in the Americas by at least 14,500 years ago and most probably initially migrated from northeast Asia during the last glacial period.
The initial timing and route of entry into the Americas is not clearly understood; however, efforts to discover, excavate, and interpret early archaeological evidence of the first Americans continue to reveal important information about this exciting chapter of human history.
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February 20, 2018 • McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend - Father Luke's Room
Ann Petersen, Instructor, Biology, OSU-Cascades
Stickleback fish are models for studies about the impact of pollution on animal and human health. Humans share about 70 percent of the stickelback’s disease causing genes. Because of this, the stickleback is considered a “canary in the coal mine” by researchers worldwide. Effects of pollution on this small fish point to which human organs and tissues are affected by exposure to contaminants.
Stickleback are abundant in the Deschutes River and also found in the John Day and Crooked rivers. Petersen will share how local stickleback that have been exposed to steroids from livestock or human waste, pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, plastics and other endocrine disrupting chemicals, can demonstrate distinct types of organ and tissue abnormalities and disease, including reproductive abnormalities. She’ll share long-term ambitions of researchers from OSU-Cascades and the University of Oregon, and the potential for using stickleback as a powerful biomonitoring tool in Central Oregon waterways.
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