Cheers & Thanks

June 23, 2019

(names and links below)

We’ve had the fun of hosting 64 researchers, educators, engineers, practitioners, writers, and historians of science. For some, presenting at Science Pub RVA was their first experience communicating directly with a public audience.  We loved working with them to strengthen their ability to communicate what they know, what they do, and why it matters.

Science Pub RVA enjoys showcasing people from a variety of scientific fields, backgrounds, organizational affiliations, and career stages. 

Over seven seasons, we’ve presented folks from NASA Langley, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Union University, Randolph-Macon College, University of Richmond, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Quality, Harvard University, Columbia University, Purdue University, University of Michigan, University of California, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech University,  Smithsonian Institute, and Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Cheers & thanks to one and all!
#SciPubRVA Alumni rock!

June 17, 2019 – CBD: What to Know and Forensic Science in an Opioid Landscape

Michelle Peace, Ph.D., Associate Professors, Virginia Commonwealth University
@MichelleRPeace on Twitter

May 7, 2019 – The Biology of Sexual Conflict

Robert M. Cox, Associate Professors, University of Virginia

April 8, 2019 –  How Technology Changed Sports

Rayvon Fouche, Ph.D., Professor, Purdue University
follow Fouche on Tumbler here

March 5 2019 – Toxic Air in my Urban Veggie Garden with two presenters

Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdulla, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Virginia Union University
@Ahkinyala on Twitter

Duron Chavis
Manager of Community Engagement, lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
@BrotherManifest on Twitter

January 30. 2019 –  Hidden History of Medicine, Slavery, and Resistance

Carolyn Roberts, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Yale University

October 30, 2019  – Visualize This with five presenters

Sarah Faris, M.A.
Assistant Professor, VCU Department of Communication Arts
Principal and Owner, SciMed Studios

Sarah Morgan
PhD student, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jeremy Hoffman, Ph.D.
Climate and earth scientist with the Science Museum of Virginia
@jer_science on Twitter

Andy Lacatell
Virginia Chesapeake Bay Director with The Nature Conservancy

Joseph Reiner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Experimental biophysics, Experimental nanoscience at VCU

May 15, 2018 – Angie Hilliker, Ph.D.Genetically Modified – Food For Thought

pril 9, 2018 – Sainath Suryanarayanan, Ph.D. Working Bees To Death

March 14, 2018 – Lee Vinsel, Ph.D.Taming The American Car

February 7, 2018 – Susan Federer Ph.D. Philanthropy Of The Body

January 2018 – – One Night, Two Researches – Three Minute Thesis Winners with two presenters — Diana Dinescu, Ph.D. and Rachel Davies, Ph.D. Candidate

October 24, 2017 – Stuart Firestein, Ph.D. – Why to Love Doubt and Uncertainty

September 19 ,2017 – Evelynn M. Hammonds, Ph.D.  – The Diversity Problem in Science

August 21, 2017 – David Cifu, Ph.D.  –  Beyond the Battlefield: PTSD Research for Recovery

June 21, 2017 – Cedar Reiner, Ph.D.    The Science of Illusions 

May 8, 2017 – Luis Campos, Ph.D.  –  Life By Design:  A Century of Synthetic Biology

April 12, 2017 – Puru Jena, Ph.D.  –  Nano Power: Small Science Big Future

March 27, 2017 – Narbe Kalantarians, Ph.D.  –  Nailing The Neutron

February 27, 2017 – Casey Mallinckrodt  –  Science of Art Object Conservation

November 30, 2016 –George S. Bloom, Ph.D.  –  The Quest to End Alzheimer’s

October 17, 2016 –Carrie Arnold, M.P.H. & M.A.  –  From Science to Stories

September 21, 2016 –Edward Millner, Ph.D.  –  Is Economic Science an Oxymoron?

August 21, 2016 –  Citizen Science from the Cosmos to the Faucets of Flint Michigan – with three presenters – Anurag Mantha and James Bartel and Justin Bartel

June 29, 2016 – –  Personalized Medicine – with two presenters – Rita Shiang, PhD and John M Quillin, Ph.D.

May 17, 2016 – Carlietta Paige-Anderson, Ph.D.  – Rift Valley Fever Virus

April 6, 2016 – Oliver Gaycken, Ph.D.    Early Popular Science Films

February 25, 2016 – Adelheid Voskuhl, Ph.D.    Androids in History

February 2, 2016 – W Patrick McCray, Ph.D.    ReWiring Art: Collaborations of Artists and Engineers

January 12, 2016 – Samantha Sheesley   Degradation Derailment: How Science Saves Art

December 1, 2015 – Amy Rector Verrelli, Ph.D.    Homo naledi and Burying Our Dead

October 20, 2015 – Jack Singal, Ph.D.   An Astronomical Revolution

September 8, 2015  Migration Marvels and Citizen Science – with three presenters
Lewis Barnett, Ph.D. and Jenna Dodson and Nicholas Moy

June 23, 2015Matt Balazik, Ph.D  Fishing for Evidence: Studying sturgeon in the James River

May 5, 2015 – Drew Luellen, PhD   Microplastics in the Environment

April 16, 2015.   Oh The Humanity – with two presenters
Amy Rector Verrilli, Ph.D. & Brian Verrelli, Ph.D

April 1, 2015Briana Pobiner, Ph.D.   Ancient Appetites

March 26, 2015Karen Rader, Ph.D.   Evolution in Museums

November 5, 2014Mark A. Reimers, Ph.D.   Brain Myths, Mysteries & Facts

October 7, 2014 – Jennifer M. Fettweis, Ph.D.   Big Data & Your Microbiome
Inspired by our NOVA partnership in 2013, Science Pub RVA coordinated a state-wide conversation on the theme of big data during the inaugural Virginia Science Festival.

May 30, 2014 – .   Ripples from the Big Bang
Henry Nebel, Ph.D. and Jack Singal, Ph.D
Our two-year anniversary gathering was comprised of a condensed Science Pub RVA experience plus, by invitation, the only public live stream in Virginia of The World Science Festival’s  signature event with Brian Greene.

April 8, 2014 – Gail E. Christie, Ph.D.   Going Viral

January 28, 2014 – Anne Wright   Forgotten Pools

December 4, 2013 – Chris Savage   Manufacturing Movement

November 12, 2013 – Karla Mossi, Ph.D.   Science Fiction or Science Fact
Science Pub RVA was one of just 30 science cafes selected by WGBH’s
 NOVA Science Education team to offer a NOVA Innovation Café on the theme of material science. This special Science Pub RVA event was hosted by Science Matters and held in Studio A of The Community Idea Stations. In addition to Dr. Mossi, two VCU Engineering Graduate Students discussed interesting materials in hands-on demonstrations and locally-produced smart materials were on hand courtesy of Curpon and Dupont. 

October 14, 2013 – Jason Bulluck   Bigger Thinking on Biodiversity

October 1, 2013 – Mark A. Reimers, Ph.D.   Brains, Biology & Morality

September 17, 2013 – Adam Dreyfus   Unlocking Autism

June 4, 2013Matthew Francis, Ph.D.   Mining for Dark Matter

May 7, 2013Cedar Riener, Ph.D.  –  The Science of Illusions

April 2, 2013Danielle Dick. Ph.D.   To Drink or Not to Drink:  Is Alcoholism “in our genes?

March 5, 2013J. Emmett Duff, Ph.D.   Marine Biodiversity:  Why bugs & slugs are important

February 12, 2013Rebecca R. H. Michelseen, Ph.D.  Aerosols in our Atmosphere

January 8, 2013Everett, Carpenter, Ph.D.   Magnets Matter:  The history and role of magnets in consumer alternative energy applications

December 4, 2012Shirley M. Taylor, Ph.D.   Epigenetics:  How environmental influences are inherited across generations

October 2, 2012Earnest B. McGowen, III, Ph.D.   What Research Reveals About Why We Vote

September 4, 2012
Matthew R. Francis, Ph,D.   Black Holes Don’t Suck

August 7, 2012 – Jose Ulises Reveles Ramirez, Ph.D.   Energy:  The problems we face and the prospect of solar cells

June 5, 2012 – Mark A. Reimers, Ph.D.    Human Genesis:  Evolution and the human condition



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