Are these events for scientists?
Quite the opposite — no science background is needed! Most gatherings succeed in attracting both folks who self-classify as “not that science” alongside many science enthusiasts.
I don’t drink alcohol. Do you have any non-pub events?
Pub is in our name but sipping on a glass of water is completely copacetic. Our focus is on enjoying the night’s topic and each other’s company, not whatever liquids are in hand.
Are kids allowed?
Science Pub RVA programs are designed for adult audiences 18 and up and we’re sometimes in venues that are 21+.
When is the next one?
TBD! Subscribe for notifications and we’ll shoot you an email when future Sci Pub RVA happenings are in the works.
Who typically works with Science Pub RVA?
- Individual scientific thinkers and teams wishing to advance their science communication skills.
- Institutions and scientific departments wishing to collaboratively define goals, strategize approaches, and develop engaging broader impact activities or general outreach programs including live or virtual programs for adults and/or digital media campaigns for any age groups. Past collaborators include The Smithsonian, The World Science Festival, Virginia Commonwealth University’s STS Program, The Science Museum of Western Virginia, and WGBH Education, producers of NOVA and other PBS shows.
- Businesses, non-profits, and venues who share Science Pub RVA’s goal to offer events and content that elevate and engage. Past partners include Pew Research Center, The Chesterfield County Public Library, and VPM, Central Virginia’s NPR and PBS affiliate stations.