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  • Cueni Brewing 945 Huntley Avenue Dunedin, FL, 34698 United States (map)

We're bringing the taste of science festival to Cueni Brewing for a night of local scientists sharing beer and science. Three speakers will take the stage for the latest science-focused talks coming out of Dunedin.


Caden Hjelseth

The Sciences of Brewing - A discussion of how biology, chemistry, and thermodynamics come together in every pint of beer we consume. There will be a quick dive into each of these branches of science, and a couple ways they are used or incorporated into the brewing process. We will pair the branches of science with a flight of beer, in order to give examples of the results. There will also be a brief rundown of the general brewing process, and how ingredients effect flavors.

About Caden: Caden is the head brewer at House of Beer in Dunedin, FL.


Savannah Gandee

Bottlenose Dolphin Dorsal Identification Research - Dorsal identification involves taking high quality photography of wild resident bottlenose dolphin dorsal fins and using unique fin markings to tell one apart from the other. Studying dolphins not only allows us to better understand their community, but ecosystem health as a whole. This presentation will be an overview of our study, the unique stories of some of our study animals, and what we hope to learn from our data.

About Savannah: Savannah acts as the current Education Coordinator at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Growing up in Florida, she has always had a passion for marine life which lead her to pursuing a degree in Marine Science from the University of South Florida. During her senior year, Savannah began her journey at the aquarium as a volunteer eventually leading into an internship with the Rescue Team post-graduation. After this internship, she was hired on as staff with the Education and Research team where she has found profound interest in the team’s various research projects and education outreach. Currently, Savannah is working towards her Master’s degree from the University of Florida in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and serves as a co-investigator on the team’s Dorsal ID permit.


Bryan Beckman

Pinellas Ready for 100 - St. Pete, Largo, and Dunedin have set 100% renewable energy goals. Come learn why and how they moving ahead. Also learn what other cities are doing and what the rest of Pinellas can do.

About Bryan: I am a retired volunteer for Suncoast Sierra. I lead our Pinellas Ready for 100 campaign, which engages cities and county to set 100% renewable goals


Russell Ferlita (@rferlita78)

Dunedin Water Plant Refurbishment - The City has had a close, working relationship with its chosen design builder throughout pilot testing, planning, design, and now construction of improvements to its reverse osmosis water treatment plant. All stages of the project will be covered in this presentation.

About Russell: B.S. in Chemistry - Loyola, M.S. & Ph.D. - USF. 5 yrs as Research Chemist - Merck, 5 yrs Process Manager - Doosan, 3yrs at Dunedin

Earlier Event: April 22
Diversity and Inclusion in STEM
Later Event: April 23
Galaxies, Gravity, and Criminology