Did you know that Tampa is home to several outstanding cancer research programs, ranging from the basic biology of cancer cells all the way to clinical trials and patient care? We have been fortunate to interact with many incredible cancer researchers at previous events, and at our kickoff event, we will continue that tradition with Dr. Joel Brown and Dr. Liem Quang Le.
Get ready to be amazed by Dr. Antonio Paris, Dr. Christine Theodore, and Dr. Olaseni Sode at 7venth Sun Brewery! Dr. Paris is Chief Scientist at the Center for Planetary Science and renowned author who excels in bringing planetary science to the people. Dr. Theodore is a Professor of Chemistry at The University of Tampa where she works as natural products chemist focusing on finding new drug leads for research. Dr. Sode specializes in theoretical and computational chemistry at The University of Tampa, where he is a Professor of Chemistry researching the chemical properties of carbon dioxide.
Come over to 7venth Sun Brewery for a lively Friday evening of marine science discussion with the Associate Curator of The Florida Aquarium and "Shark Guy" Eric Hovland and Dr. Kristine White, professor, marine biologist, and amphipod specialist at The University of Tampa. You are welcomed and encouraged to stick around afterwards for a complimentary viewing of the stunning Chasing Coral documentary, courtesy of the film producers!
Would you like to know a secret? We here at taste of science love birds! Do you know what else we love? DINOSAURS! So how could anyone resist this incredible opportunity to join Dr. Ryan Carney and Dr. Holly Kilvitis at Hidden Springs Ale Works to learn about birds, dinosaurs, and diseases?!
Important Parking Information:
If driving, please park either in their lot directly across from Hidden Springs on Franklin Street, on Henderson Avenue just west of Tampa Street, or use any available street parking along Franklin Street.
Join us at c.1949 for Women in Science, an evening dedicated to past, present, and future women scientists and their remarkable contributions to science, featuring Dr. Lori Collins and Jaclyn Angelo! Dr. Collins is a professor and co-director of the Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections (DHHC) in the University of South Florida Libraries, working to preserve and protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage through education and global engagement. Jaclyn is a forensics expert, with more than a decade of experience in the field who currently uses her training to close unsolved cases using DNA evidence.
Meet us at Coppertail Brewing for an evening of brainstorming! We are delighted to have Marissa Voors, a speech-language pathologist, Dr. Amber Gum, a psychologist and professor at the University of South Florida, and Dr. Eric Lau, a cancer biologist and assistant professor at the Moffitt Cancer Center share their stories and talk with us about the clever approaches they use to tackle familiar health complications and challenges in our community.
Join us at the c.1949 beer garden with Christian Brown, Dennis Giardina, and Sarah Grasty for Ecology 101: from tree tops to seafloor! Christian will be sharing recent findings, photos, and stories from his studies tracking Wandering Salamanders, Dennis will discuss efforts to reintroduce native orchids that once flourished in the Florida Everglades, and Sarah will take us under the sea to see how her group maps the floor of the Gulf of Mexico.
Come over to Southern Brewing & Winemaking to learn about the cutting edge research scientists right here in Tampa are using to better understand the biology of cancer and improve therapies for patients. We are thrilled to have experts Dr. Gina DeNicola and Dr. Florian Karreth join us to share their knowledge and talk about the exciting research performed in their laboratories at the Moffitt Cancer Center.
With great weather (okay, a tad chilly!), fabulous speakers, and an inquisitive audience, "Science Behind the Brews" was a hit and is a preview of things to come during our April Science Festival! Be sure to mark you calendars for April 22-28, 2018 and check back soon for venue and speaker details. In the meantime, enjoy some photos from our kickoff event:
Join us at Southern Brewing & Winemaking for an evening of discussion about BEER! Curious about what gives your favorite suds their flavor? Pondering fermentation? Meditating about malts? Reserve your FREE tickets below to share some brews and learn all about it with two local beer experts, as your Tampa taste of science kicks off its 2018 spring season! Limited quantities of special event themed T-shirts will also be available for purchase.
3....2.....1.....go! Join us at Foundation Coffee Co. for an evening of discussion with scientists whose studies take them outside of the lab and into the natural environment of Earth and beyond! Tonight we will hear from Dennis Giardina, who works with the US Park Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission climbing trees and studying panthers, Dr. Antonio Paris, a Professor of Astronomy who is searching for Planet 9, and Mel Rogers
Join us with Dr. Lori Collins, Dr. Arturo Araujo, and John O'Meara for a lively evening of discussion centered on the evolving roles for libraries in the digital age, how mathematicians are adding their efforts to the fight against cancer, and the science of brewing beer at Fodder & Shine! There's a little bit of everything for everyone!
Join us tonight at Southern Brewing to learn how science is used to help protect us everyday! We are pleased to announce our panel of experts: Jaclyn Angelo, Bruce Jamison, and William Evonosky. The evening will cover topics such as the science and technology currently used by our armed forces, advances in using genetics to solve crimes, what are exoplanets, and a first person perspective on transitioning from a U.S. Army Sergeant to an academic career. This is an evening you won't want to miss!
Land, sea, and air...we've got you covered! Join us for a captivating evening at c.1949 on their beautiful outdoor patio. We are pleased to feature Dr. Paul Wetmore, who will tell us how scientists study faults and geology to determine earthquake potential...is Florida at risk??? Next, we are excited to have Mary Stanko, an expert on birds of prey and the crucial roles they play in the ecosystem, join us with a few fabulous feathered friends. Finally, we are lucky to have Professor Jeff Ryan share his knowledge and experiences as a deep sea geochemist. You won't want to miss their stories and fascinating experiences!
Join us for an evening of talks on cancer treatment and research at Hidden Springs Ale Works! Tonight, two cancer researchers who are making vital contributions to the war on cancer, Dr. Eric Lau and Dr. John Mullinax, will share their stories and research. Come and find out what is on the horizon for treating cancer and pick our experts' brains!
Join us for an evening of climate change science at The Bunker! In tonight's session, we will learn about the impact of climate change on Florida and what we can do to help. Join our climate experts, Trista Brophy and Christine Downs, as they share their knowledge and research!
Join of us for an explosive night of volcano science at the St. Pete Brewing Company! Who knew we had so many volcanologists in Florida, let alone right in our own Tampa backyards? Tonight is your opportunity to learn everything volcano related from our expert lineup of speakers, including Elisabeth Gallant, Dr. Steve McNutt, and Dr. Glenn Thompson. You won't want to miss this event!
Join us for an evening of discussions at The Refinery focusing on growing global healthcare challenges! Tonight's talks will be presented by Dr. Amber Gum, who will speak about the increasing prevalence of depression and strategies to reverse this trend, Dr. Lindsey Shaw, who is discussing the rise in resistance to antibiotics and what's next in the "post-antibiotic era," and Justin Gibbons, who will provide an up to date perspective on malaria and the challenges of treating it.
Join us for an evening of biology at The Attic featuring Dr. David Morgan and Dr. Simon Hayward! This evening's guest speakers lead productive and respected academic research careers studying Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Their presentations and discussions will allow us to learn about the history and current understanding of Alzheimer's disease and take a closer look at how chemicals and environmental toxins can impact human health.
Come join us for an evening of Investigations and Communications at Black Crow Coffee! We have 3 stimulating talks planned for the evening, featuring Dr. Jackie Hinkley who will speak about aphasia-the loss or ability to understand or express speech, Richard Meier who will tell us about the science used to investigate fires, and Michelle Guitard who will share her stories as an Antarctic paleoceanographer.
Several top news stories have recently had direct impacts on the Tampa Bay area... 2016 has been an eventful year! Have you ever wondered about the science behind these news stories affecting our community? Would you like the chance to interact with experts in these fields? How about in a bar with some libations?