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.


Why Narcissists are Never Wrong

Tue., January 17, 2022 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Worthy Brewing Brew Pub

Presenter: Satoris Howes, Professor of Management, Toomey Faculty Fellow

Narcissists tend to rise quickly within organizations, yet may not be the best individuals for decision-making positions. Join us as Professor Satoris Howes shares her research findings about the flawed decision processes of narcissists. Learn why narcissists tend to discount advice and fail to learn from their mistakes, and what, if anything, we might be able to do about it. Howes is a regular contributor to the fields of management, and industrial and organizational psychology. Her research looks at performance management and feedback, as well as employment selection, occupational health and motivation, and judgment and decision-making.


A Worthy Effort Increases Native Plants on Public Lands in the West

RESCHEDULED: Wed., October 26, 2022 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Worthy Brewing Brew Pub

Presenter: Matt Shinderman, Co-Director, OSU-Cascades Human and Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability Lab; Senior Instructor, Natural Resources

When used in conservation, restoration and land management, native plants can counter the effects of invasive plants, wildfires, and extreme weather and human-caused events. But native plants are disappearing from the public lands throughout the U.S. West. Learn how Matt Shinderman, co-director of the OSU-Cascades HERS Lab and Rick Martinson, executive director of the Worthy Garden Club, joined forces to propagate native plants and transplant them onto public lands where they will support healthier ecosystems.