Cheers & Thanks

Science Pub RVA connects curious citizens and creative scientists in Richmond, Virginia

We raise our glass and extend a hearty “Cheers & Thanks” to all the scientific thinkers who have walked into an RVA bar and communicated science in an engaging way.

Science Pub RVA has had the fun of working with and hosting 42 scientific thinkers as well as partnering with the Chesterfield County Public Library and VCU’s Science, Technology and Society program to expand the reach of its program.  We have showcased researchers, educators and practitioners from NASA Langley, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Randolph-Macon College, University of Richmond, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Smithsonian Institute.

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

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

October 17, 2016
Carrie Arnold, MPH & MA  –  From Science to Stories

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

September 21, 2016
Edward Millner, PhD  –  Is Economic Science an Oxymoron?

June 29, 2016
Rita Shiang, PhD and John M Quillin, PhD  –  Personalized Medicine

April 6, 2016
Oliver Gaycken, PhD    Early Popular Science Films

February 25, 2016
Adelheid Voskuhl, PhD    Androids in History

February 2, 2016
W Patrick McCray    ReWiring Art: Collaborations of Artists and Engineers

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

December 1, 2015
Amy Rector Verrelli, PhD    
Homo naledi and Burying Our Dead

October 20, 2015
Jack Singal, PhD
   An Astronomical Revolution

September 8, 2015
Lewis Barnett, PhD and Jenna Dodson and Nicholas Moy 
 Migration Marvels and Citizen Science

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

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

April 16, 2015
Amy Rector Verrilli, PhD & Brian Verrelli, PhD   Oh The Humanity

April 1, 2015
Briana Pobiner, PhD   Ancient Appetites

March 26, 2015
Karen Rader, PhD   Evolution in Museums

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

October 7, 2014
Jennifer M. Fettweis, PhD   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
Henry Nebel, PhD and Jack Singal, PhD  
 Ripples from the Big Bang
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, PhD 
 Going Viral

January 28, 2014
Anne Wright 
 Forgotten Pools

December 4, 2013
Chris Savage 
 Manufacturing Movement

November 12, 2013
Karla Mossi, PhD 
 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, PhD 
 Brains, Biology & Morality

September 17, 2013
Adam Dreyfus 
 Unlocking Autism

June 4, 2013
Matthew Francis, PhD   Mining for Dark Matter

May 7, 2013
Cedar Riener, PhD  –  The Science of Illusions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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