Purdue's new Science on Tap forums to reach out to community
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue next week will launch Science on Tap, a monthly forum between Purdue and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community designed to spur discussion about the world of science.
The inaugural Science on Tap is scheduled for 6 p.m. next Thursday (April 22) at the Upstairs Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., in downtown Lafayette. Food will be provided at the free event, which is open to the public.
"Our goal is to try to connect Purdue to the surrounding community and to get people who otherwise wouldn't to think about science," said Alyssa Panitch, a Purdue associate professor of biomedical engineering. "This will be a very informal conversation about science topics, and no background in science is necessary for those interested in attending."
This month's session includes a presentation by Panitch titled, Turning Your Taxes into Medical Breakthroughs and the Impact on Our Economy. At future forums, attendees will hear presentations about general science topics, followed by discussion and a Q&A session.
Postdoctoral researchers Kate Stuart and John Paderi, both in biomedical engineering, and Panitch are organizers of Science on Tap.
Initial funding comes from a Purdue Student Service Learning grant through the Center for Instructional Excellence. Purdue's Discovery Park Office of Engagement is co-sponsoring this month's program and providing appetizers for attendees.
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