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

September 20, 2016  • Father Luke's Room, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend

Naked Barley – Unveiling the Most Ancient Grain

Patrick HayesPatrick Hayes, Professor, Barley Breeding & Products, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences

Barley, arguably the world’s oldest crop, is the base of beer and is also approved as heart-healthy by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. In the upcoming Science Pub, Patrick Hayes, a professor in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences and head of OSU’s barley breeding program, will explore the origins of barley and trace its journey from grain to glass through malting. He will bring the talk closer to home with a look at Full Pint, a barley variety grown at Mecca Grade Estate Malt in Madras.

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:

October 18
November 15
December 20


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