Science Pub RVA, a monthly meetup that brings together scientists passionate about a certain topic of conversation and folks who want to learn more about said topic–over beers–is headed west tonight.
The group will host its third birthday and last event before a summer break this evening at The Tin Pan, located at 8982 Quioccasin Road near Regency Square Mall.
This evening’s topics will be on studying sturgeon in the James River and the science of cocktails. Speakers include:
Matt Balazik, PhD – Dr. Balazik grew up near Bailey’s Creek, a Northeast flowing stream that joins the James River two miles southeast of the Appomattox’s entry. Matt’s an avid diver (scuba and free diving) and a favorite land-based pastime is playing rugby. Matt is involved with a variety of fish ecology and biology studies including riverine fisheries, American eels, striped bass and blue catfish,. However, Matt is most well-known for his research on Atlantic sturgeon, a designated endangered species in the Chesapeake Bay. In recognition of his scientific contributions in our community, the James River Association named him a “James River Hero. Spoiler alert: You can read all about one of Matt’s points of discussion for the night in an article published on May 28th by PLOS One.
Kevin Liu – Kevin Liu is a cocktail geek, author and entrepreneur. Kevin loves sips of all sorts; experimenting with them, writing about them and serving them up in style at the The Tin Pan, a Richmond restaurant and music venue he opened in February. You can read Kevin’s explorations about libations and food at ScienceFare, Serious Eats and in his book Craft Cocktails at Home: Offbeat Techniques, Contemporary Crowd Pleasers, and Classics Hacked with Science.
Bryce McCormick will also provide live music, which will kick off the evening at 6:30 PM.
Advance tickets are $5; call 804.447.8189 or order your tickets online.