Science Pubs are where we take science out of the laboratory and bring it into the community, with food and drinks. Join us for fascinating discussions with researchers from throughout OSU and OSU-Cascades. Learn about the work they are doing to solve some of the world's toughest challenges. Get to know the researchers, ask questions, and leave knowing more about the world around you.
To support public health and follow OSU and local health authority guidelines, Science Pubs are presented virtually until further notice.
Flaxen D L Conway, Director, Marine Resource Management Graduate Program, Professor / Extension Specialist, Oregon State University / Oregon Sea Grant
Learning to adapt to change is a daily practice. “Think global. Act local. Now.” is a saying that reflects geospatial and temporal perspective. Large complex issues such as climate change, energy and food security present us with challenges and the need for thoughtful, creative, and complementary solutions. Renewable energy, on land and at sea, are among the many potential exciting solutions in consideration and practice. There are, however, no silver bullets and finding lasting solutions come with the need for careful consideration, being explicit about the tradeoffs, and minimizing the negative impacts.
Shannon Lipscomb, CPHHS Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, OSU Cascades
Barbara Brody, CPHHS Associate Professor of Practice, OSU Extension in Malheur County
What is resilience and how can we help children develop it? Although quality child care and early learning can boost resilience, few early educators receive the support they need to strengthen resilience in themselves, one another and the children they care for.
Join CPHHS Associate Professor Shannon Lipscomb of OSU-Cascades and CPHHS Associate Professor of Practice Barbara Brody of OSU Extension in Malheur County as they discuss how early educators can nurture resilience through daily interactions with children and their families – and how community members like you can contribute to their success.
Heather Masson-Forsythe, PhD Candidate, Biochemistry & Biophysics, OSU
Throughout her research project on characterizing the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid phosphoprotein and protein-RNA interactions, Heather used the social media app, TikTok, to document what it’s like to be a scientist trying to make research contributions to the ongoing global pandemic, and has accumulated over fifty-thousand followers and created many videos reaching hundreds of thousands of views. Additionally, she has gone a step further and turned this research into a dance which recently won the "Dance Your Ph.D" competition by Science Magazine.
Cole Cerrato, Post Doc Scholar, Food Science Technology, College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU
Unlike nearly every other crop, wine grapes are particularly sensitive to wildfire smoke, often acquiring ‘burnt’, ‘ashy’, or ‘campfire-like’ sensory characteristics after fermentation. Researchers at Oregon State University have been investigating which chemicals in smoke have the greatest impact in wine and how best to mitigate the off-flavor characteristics of smoked-affected wine.
Chal Landgren, Professor, OSU Extension Christmas Tree Specialist, OSU
Many consumers assume Christmas tree growers simply plant a tree, wait 8 years and then collect the money. The reality is much different. We will take a look at what it takes to grow a quality Oregon Grown Real Tree- from seed to final product.
Jose-Antonio Orosco, Professor, Philosophy, School of History, Philosophy and Religion, OSU
Sharing examples from the Civil Rights Movement to the work of Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, Orosco will demonstrate how Star Trek, and science fiction in general, is an important tool for those interested in fighting to make the world a better place.
Alan Fern, Professor, Computer Science; Associate Head of Research, College of Engineering, OSU
Join Dr. Alan Fern as he explores the recent advances by the Dynamic Robot Laboratory at Oregon State University in bringing us closer to achieving reliable bipedal robot locomotion in natural environments.
John Parmigiani, Associate Professor, Director of the Prototype Development Lab, Director of Industrial Research, Capstone Coordinator, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, OSU
Arthur Wells & Jacob Porter, PDL graduate students, OSU; Kinsey Popham, PDL undergraduate student, OSU
The Prototype Development Lab (PDL) is located in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. The PDL engineers, designs, and creates mechanical devices and software for clients. Learn about how John has continued growing this community resource, and hear first hand from some of his students about the impact the program is making on them, as well as how they are positively impacting the community through their work.
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