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?
Previously Pint of Science, now Taste of Science, we organise this kind of events. In each event we hear from scientists who study and explore a particular topic. No stuffy talks here, just real science in a fun and informal setting! Join us for some drinks and ask the experts the questions you've always wanted the answers to.
Ask the Expert
Do you feel like you hear about a new cure for cancer in the news every other week but then nothing ever happens? If you have questions about this and wonder why we’re still searching for the cure, join our Q&A session with our expert from the Moffitt Cancer Center.
Professor Stephen McNutt
The transition from one president to the next every 4-8 years often brings big changes for the scientific community. Dr Steve McNutt from the University of South Florida will join us to talk about the political impact on policy and funding trends that he has witnessed over his long career as a volcano seismologist in academia and with the US Geological Survey.
Superbugs and Sewage
Recent discharges of untreated sewage after Hurricane Hermine made headlines and sparked questions about the associated human health risks. Suzanne was the lead author of the paper that found dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in untreated wastewater after a sewer line break in St Petersburg — she will tell us the science behind this news story.