Science on Tap

Monthly on the last Wednesday of the month.

Come one, come all to the “science café” in Santa Cruz. This event is designed to connect the Santa Cruz community to the latest research happening just up the hill at U.C. Santa Cruz.  It is not an exclusive “club meeting” for scientists and science majors and aims to appeal to all audiences. So come, grab a beer, relax and hear some interesting cutting edge science that’s happening near you! Science on Tap is based on the Nova and Sigma Xi "science café" model and is generally on the last Wednesday of every month.

September Science on Tap with  Catherine McCaughey: A big passion for ‘little animals’
Sep 28, 7:30 PM
Museum of Art History (MAH- Back Patio)
In this talk, Dr. McCaughey will discuss how a passionate curiosity about microbes captivated her at a young age and took her from the classroom to the bottom of the ocean and eventually into a chemistry lab.

A big passion for ‘little animals’

Dr. Catherine McCaughey

Post Doc - Sanchez Lab, Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept. UCSC 

 We are surrounded by millions of invisible microbes that play important roles in everything from our daily routines to global nutrient cycles. For generations, scientists have dedicated themselves to the study of these invisible microbes or ‘little animals’ as they were once known. Today, popular science and news articles abound with stories of the essential roles bacteria play in human health. While bacteria were once thought only to be a threat, we now know that even the healthy human body contains more bacterial cells than human cells. We are just beginning to understand our own complex relationship with microbes and the ubiquitous roles they play across global ecosystems. In this talk I will discuss how a passionate curiosity about microbes captivated me at a young age and took me from the classroom to the bottom of the ocean and eventually into a chemistry lab. 

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Who: Everyone! Not just scientists!
When: Last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm 
Where: Behind the Museum of Art and History (MAH), 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz

Science on Tap at the Catalyst

*This event may return in the future.

      Join us at the "science pub" in Santa Cruz. This event is designed to connect the Santa Cruz community to the latest research happening just up the hill at U.C. Santa Cruz. It also provides an opportunity for graduate students to share their research with the community! 

     The event will be followed by "Sci-Fi Movie Night" at The Catalyst where one of your favorite sci-fi movies will be presented at 8 pm(please visit 'www.catalystclub.com' for more movie details). Science on Tap with generally start at 6:45 pm and the Sci-Fi movie will be shown at 8 pm. Science on Tap is generally on the second Monday of every month and is a free event! While this community event is designed for everyone, not just scientist is it 21 and over. We look forward to seeing you there! 

If you are interested in presenting at this event please email "wiseucsc@gmail.com" with the subject line "Science on Tap at the Catalyst". Please include your name, academic year, department, research topic, and availablity. Thank you! 

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