Getting Social
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Getting Social

Come join the Memphis taste of science team at the Peabody Hotel for a social event to cap off a week of science and learning! We will have a roped off section on the upper tier of the Corner Bar. All speakers, guests, and organizers are invited so everyone can meet speakers from events they might have missed earlier in the week or talk more to those they were really intrigued by.

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Comedy of Science: Round II, the Biotech Experience
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy of Science: Round II, the Biotech Experience

Laughter and learning packed into one evening hosted by taste of science Memphis

Bringing out Mark Brimble, one of Memphis Flyers' "20<30: The Class of 2017" to host an extra special event that really just screams him name, given he is a scientist and a comedian!

Join us to laugh along with some of the cities funniest comedians as we hear from Dr Isaac Rodriguez (Co-Founder and CSO of SweetBio) and James Bell (President, Medical Device Guru, LLC) talk about the world of small biotech companies in Memphis and what they're bringing to the table.

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Speed-mentoring with Scientists
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Speed-mentoring with Scientists

A fun event open to all, but targeted to college and high school students, to meet local biomedical graduate students.

This event will be set up in a "speed dating" format, where guests will have the opportunity to speak with each of the graduate students one-on-one.

Enjoy a cup of Joe learning about college and grad school as a science student, what life is like as a researcher, the career path to becoming a scientist, exciting ongoing biomedical research in Memphis, and more!

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See no pollutants, breathe no pollutants, drink no pollutants
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

See no pollutants, breathe no pollutants, drink no pollutants

Worried about the quality of the air and water in Memphis? Dr. Rebecca Krukowski (UTHSC) and expert on addiction will give us some insight into her new clinical trial for smoking cessation. Then, Dr. Cem Akkus (UofM) will tell us a bit about Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and how he uses GIS to study health in Memphis.

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Over the River; Tales of Conservation
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Over the River; Tales of Conservation

Ryan Hall, the Director of Land Conservation for Wolf River will talk about the strides Memphis is making in conservation, and Dr. Clark Eid, a a father, husband, scientist, fire juggler, and Guinness World Record holder for ultramarathon canoeing and kayaking of the Mississippi River will talk about kayaking down the Mississippi for a cause

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Just Relax
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Just Relax

How many of you get a solid 8 hours of sleep a night? How many feel stressed with no sight of relief? Come learn about the science of relaxation. Life coach Susan Waits of Midtown Yoga will talk about the science behind yoga, and then Dr. Valerie Crabtree, a psychologist at St Jude will tell us all about the science behind sleep disruptions. This is one event you won't want to sleep through, but you'll certainly sleep better after.

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Gaining Intelligence
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Gaining Intelligence

Interested in how current Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers are helping the next scientists thrive, then come on out to the McLean Cafe Eclectic on Monday night to hear St Jude Educator, Kate Ayers, MS discuss how she is educating a new generation of scientists along with Neurobiologist Dr Lindsay Schwarz (also of St Jude) who will discuss how we process learning.

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What's Driving Immunotherapy for Cancer?
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

What's Driving Immunotherapy for Cancer?

You may have heard the recent excitement in cancer therapy, then you have probably heard of CAR T Immunotherapy, but what exactly is it? If you are anything like us, then you are a bit confused by the concept, but have no fear, two cutting edge researchers from St Jude, Dr Stephen Gottschalk and Dr Giedre Krenciute are ready to explain it all to us in an easily digestible format.

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Are We Endangered?
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Are We Endangered?

As humans sitting at the top of the food chain, we take a lot for granted. Memphis sits on top of one of the largest natural sources of clean water, but will it be there forever? Is it really as clean as we think it is? Come find out from an expert at University of Memphis.

Then, stick around to hear about some animals that are endangered, or previously were! Come hear from an expert from theMemphis Zoo to learn more!

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How Smart is Artificial Intelligence?
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

How Smart is Artificial Intelligence?

"In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting rise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching the point of creating realistic robots to serve them"  - A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Wait, this isn't about Haley Joel Osment!

Come meet scientists from University of Memphis  that are actively researching and exploring artificial intelligence, and learn what it is beyond what you see on TV.

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Fighting Cancer is a Marathon Not a Sprint
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Fighting Cancer is a Marathon Not a Sprint

Often, when someone refers to scientific research that can be translated into the clinic, they refer to it as "bench to bedside", but with cancer research, it often goes much further than that. 

There is a big push to not only understand the disease, to treat it, and cure it, but to follow the patients in longitudinal studies, long after the cancer has gone into remission.

Come meet some scientists from St Jude who will talk to you about some of the research that is going into understanding the disease from the beginning (even before diagnosis) to the end (follow up post-remission).

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The Potential to Shake, Rattle, and Roll in Memphis
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Potential to Shake, Rattle, and Roll in Memphis

Did you know that Memphis sits on a natural fault line, and the chance for a tornado is much higher than the national average? We may be in the middle of the country, but that's not protecting us from natural disasters!

To learn more about the risks we take living in the city we love, join us to hear from a couple local experts from the University of Memphis.

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Are Artificial Organs in Our Future?
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Are Artificial Organs in Our Future?

Ever wonder exactly what a biomaterial is? 

The definition is a synthetic or natural material suitable for use in constructing artificial organs and prostheses or to replace bone or tissue.

but what is it, really? Join us for this fun event with two great speakers from the University of Memphis to learn more about this neat STUFF and what it means to Memphis.

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