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The Science Behind the News!

  • c.1949 6905 North Orleans Avenue Tampa, FL, 33604 United States
 
Try the Big Bang, a cocktail specially crafted for the event
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Retro Soda available too — all ages are encouraged to attend
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Food and snacks available
— Hot Rod Wings food truck

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.

Dr Leah Cook I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center. I study the molecular mechanisms of bone metastatic prostate cancer. I have presented my work at multiple national and international conferences and am published in several high-ranking research journals.

Dr Leah Cook

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center. I study the molecular mechanisms of bone metastatic prostate cancer. I have presented my work at multiple national and international conferences and am published in several high-ranking research journals.

 

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.

Suzanne Young I am a PhD candidate at USF. I study water quality microbiology and the ecology of antibiotic resistance. My BA is from Barnard College and my MA is from Queens College, both in NYC. I've worked with the NRDC and Riverkeeper.

Suzanne Young

I am a PhD candidate at USF. I study water quality microbiology and the ecology of antibiotic resistance. My BA is from Barnard College and my MA is from Queens College, both in NYC. I've worked with the NRDC and Riverkeeper.

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