Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series at the University of Maryland that explores the latest discoveries in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drink.
The 2020-21 lectures will be held online via Zoom at 7:00 p.m.
Science on Tap Lectures
February 2018 - The Life & Death of T. Rex - Thomas Holtz, UMD Geology Principal Lecturer
March 2018 - Hungry Black Holes - Suvi Gezari, UMD Astronomy Assistant Professor
April 2018 - What's Eating the Bees - Samuel Ramsey, UMD Entomology Graduate Student
May 2018 - I'm Supposed to do What With My Password? - Michelle Mazurek, UMD Assistant Professor of Computer Science with a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
June 2018 - The Science Behind Skin Aging - Kan Cao, UMD Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Associate Professor
July 2018 - Sounding Ice - Nicholas Schmerr, UMD Geology Assistant Professor
August 2018 - What Quantum Computing Will Do For You - Christopher Monroe, Distinguished University Professor and Bice-Sechi Zorn Professor of Physics at UMD
September 2018 - The Silence of the Frogs - Karen Lips, UMD Biology Professor
October 2018 - 10 Amazing Facts About Vampires and Other Bats - Jerry Wilkinson, UMD Biology Professor
November 2018 - Water, soil, vegetation and climate: How nature can teach us to live on a budget - Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Chair of UMD's Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Interim Director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
February 2019 - Virtual Reality: Hype or Hope? Real-world applications of virtual and augmented reality that have an impact - Amitabh Varshney, dean of UMD's College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences; Professor of Computer Science and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
March 2019 - Salty Roads, Saltier Rivers: Causes and Consequences of Freshwater Salinization Syndrome - Sujay Kaushal, Associate Professor in the UMD Department of Geology and
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
April 2019 - Say Goodbye to Citrus? A Scientist’s Quest to Save the Worldwide Citrus Industry from a Devastating, Incurable Disease - Anne Simon, UMD Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
May 2019 - How good are global climate change projections...out to 2050? - Michael N. Evans, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Geology and Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
June 2019 - Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey - Eric Simanek, Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair at Texas Christian University & Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer
July 2019 - Engineering Good Fungi to Kill Bad Mosquitoes Quickly - Brian Lovett, UMD Entomology Graduate Student
August 2019 - Detecting Gravitational Waves: We Do It With Mirrors - Peter Shawhan, UMD Physics Professor and Joint Space-Science Institute Fellow
September 2019 - Combating Censorship with Artificial Intelligence - Dave Levin, UMD Assistant Professor of Computer Science and UMIACS, and Kevin Bock, UMD Ph.D. student in computer science (B.S. '17, M.S. '18, computer science)
November 2019 - Blowing Up Mountains for Coal: Environmental Impacts That Never Stop - Margaret A. Palmer, Distinguished University Professor of Entomology and Director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at UMD
December 2019 - Amazon Fires and Biodiversity: A Tale of Insects and Politicians - Rafael Andrade, Postdoctoral Fellow, UMD Department of Entomology
September 2020 - How to Build a Health Tech Startup, and How COVID-19 Accelerated Ours - Adeel Malik '15, CEO of Clearstep
November 2020 - Targeting Programmed -1 Ribosomal Frameshifting in COVID-19 - Jonathan D. Dinman, Professor and Chair, UMD Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
December 2020 - Air Pollution: Challenges; Success Stories; and Out of Left Field, COVID-19 - Russell Dickerson, Professor, UMD Department of Atmospheric and Oceanice Science
In 2018 and 2019, this event was a partnership between the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences and The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, Maryland. This event is also sponsored by the UMD Science Alumni Network.
Questions about Science on Tap? Contact Abby Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-405-5845.