Working Bees To Death – April 9, 2018

Sainath Suryanarayanan shared his research involving scientists, beekeepers, farmers, policymakers, and citizens around the world working to understand the ecology of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder in the U.S and around the world.4 logo for STS eventsThis Science Pub RVA program was sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Joel Dugan, with additional support from The National Science Foundation (grant #1611953), and individuals who kicked something into the beaker the night of the event.  Photos HERE

Working Bees to Death; Sainath Suryanarayanan, PhD
a Science Pub RVA program held May 8, 2017

Dr. Sainath Suryanarayanan
Center for Culture, History, and Environment
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Co-author “Vanishing Bees” with Daniel Lee Kleinman.
With a background in social insect biology and science & technology studies, Sai’s current scholarship sits at the juncture of environment, biology and society. Sai explores how knowledge and power shape stakeholders’ understandings and responses to complex environmental problems, synergies between plants’ biophysical resistance and peoples’ cultural resistance to the effects (ecological and human health) of genetically engineered crops, and connections between human and plant resistances (“interspecies resistance”) to genetically engineered crops in various parts of Latin America.

In an informal atmosphere where no science background is needed, explore the social and historical dimensions of a complex environmental problem over a sip of some sort.

Monday, April 9
5:45 Doors Open
7:00 30-Minute Talk
7:30 30-Minute Q&A Discussion

The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road Richmond, VA 23229


Will there be food?
Yes! The Tin Pan will offer a full dinner menu throughout the event. And, they’d love to serve you the best Bee’s Knees cocktail. (Yes, pun intended). As always, purchases are not required to attend Science Pub.

Are these events for scientists?
Quite the opposite. All Science Pubs are specifically created for non-scientists. And, this particular pub is more sociology and history than biology.

How do I get there, and where do I park?
Public transit could get you there but getting home might be another story! Consider biking or carpooling, click here for a map. The venue has a large, well-lit parking lot.

Do I have to be 21?
All curious minds 18 and over are welcome at this month’s program.

What time should I arrive?
Anytime between 5:45 and 7:00 pm, when we’ll begin the program. Required Registration will open on April 2nd.

While registration is required, seating is not guaranteed and will be on a first come basis. Room for 150 curious minds! Guests are encouraged to join communal tables.

I don’t drink alcohol; do you ever have any non-pub events?
You won’t be the only one not drinking a pint! Pub is in our name; but sipping on a glass of water is completely copacetic. Our focus is more about enjoying the night’s topic and each other, and less about whatever liquids are in hand.

How much is it?
Attend for free or donate what you can — $5 suggested per person. Look for the beaker on the welcome table or pay with plastic when you register.
We hope to see you April 9th. In the meantime, use #SciPubRVA to get social with us on Twitter and Instagram.