Join us at Hop City Beer and Wine to sit back and hear from UAB's chillest chemists. Dr Joe March will share his sweet tooth over the chemistry of chocolate, and Dr Euginia Kharlempieva will bring a word about the chemistry of drugs!
Join us while we investigate the science behind infantile social cognition, as well as the tug of war stress and alcohol play upon our minds. Supplementing this experience with some hops highly recommended. No experience necessary to learn!
Do you want to help people satiate their scientific hunger? Join our panel of science communicators for an evening of discussion! Buffet included, proceeds benefit taste of science festivals across the US.
Come join taste of science over at Sigma Brewery as a Physicist and nanotechnology expert discuss how very small things are creating big changes in technology. The talk will focus on carbon nanotubes, nanostructures, and molecular scale electronics!
Stephen Hawking was indeed a very special advanced breed of monkey. A month after we said goodbye to one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th Century, Dr. Matthew Baring will give a talk about his work, followed by a special screening of the movie "The Theory of Everything".
Join us and and listen to a real life NASA Astronaut talk about his experience living in the International Space Station for 6 months! Plus you'll get to find out how food gets prepared for life in the ISS, and how Space Exploration might affect human evolution.
Dmitri Yatsenko will be talking about data analysis in the MICrONS project (Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks). MICrONS is a multi-institution initiative that seeks to revolutionize machine learning by reverse-engineering the algorithms of the brain
One of these is natural and from the Earth, the other is mostly man-made, they both encompass the globe.
Night three of our festival will feature two stories: one about the use of mushrooms in medical uses and their abilities, while the other is a story of how plastics became so popular and revolutionary in the past century.
After an exciting week of talks, come join us for the final two of the week! This event even has some hands on, interactive sandboxes and electronics to play with if that's something you enjoy. Join us at Bearden Beer Market as we wrap up the festival, and say thank you to everyone that participated and helped make this year happen.
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.
Do you like to catch a drink at the end of a long week? Ever curious how that alcohol came to be. Come hear head distiller, Alex Castle (Old Dominick) and a Wiseacre Brewmaster, Davin Bartosch talk about how they make their craft drinks.
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.
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!
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 Dr Esra Roan (Co-Founder and CEO of Somavac Medical Solutions) talk about the world of small biotech companies in Memphis and what they're bringing to the table.
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.
Come learn about how oceanographers explore the bottom of the ocean and what it's like to live on a research vessel. Next, understand why flu vaccines are not perfect but are still important to receive each year. Then you will be guided through the design and development of snow melting concrete from an engineering perspective.
Our final night will highlight complex processes regulated by our brains. First, we will learn about a novel technique, optogenetics, which uses light to control cells and how this has potential to cure diseases like chronic pain. Concussions, an underestimated epidemic, will be addressed from all angles including symptoms, sex differences, and what to do about them. Also, we will learn how climate change affects our genetics, all the way up to influencing our behaviors. Finally, we will wrap up our last night looking at how dopamine affects HIV infection.
Drs. Gordon Broderick and Gary Skuse team up to uncover research exploring the human body as if it were a computer, and how "system failure" can lead to chronic pain and fatigue. Together, they will present research on how & why this happens and how to rebalance the complexities of the human immune system.
This fascinating event opens with Dr. Fernando Ontiveros, presenting his research on 3D printing tissue to use in organ transplant. He will discuss how it is possible and his efforts on making it a cost-effective practice.
Following a short intermission, a team of student researchers will present their findings in examining environmental factors, cellular proteins, and systemic responses (such as the release of stress hormones) that underlie certain chronic illnesses.
Closing Rochester's first festival is Mandy Elliot (MT-BC, LCAT). In this FREE event, she will present her findings on helping develop new models of music therapy. She will discuss the psychology behind music therapy and explain how and why it is effective in treating patients. Expect lots of live demonstrations for an eager audience!