Scientists and researchers across 24 countries will be sharing their discoveries with the general public over a pint of beer at their local watering holes including the KPU Brewery.
Pint of Science is an international event that brings together scientists who want to share their work with people who want to learn and ask questions in a casual, fun atmosphere.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Faculty of Science and Horticulture will be hosting two Pint of Science events in Langley, B.C. The events feature KPU scientists chatting about a range of topics pertaining to the human body.
On May 21 at Trading Post Brewing in Langley, KPU biology instructor Mika Mokkonen will tackle the reason and history of why humans get sick while physics instructor Micheal Harder chats about the progress of nanoscale magnetic devices.
On May 22 at the KPU Brewery at KPU Langley, biology instructor Nick Inglis will be discussing the relationship between cilia and human health and KPU chemistry instructor Isaac Seo will be discussing if genetic engineering and GMO’s can cure malaria.
"Science can be intimidating and perceived as inaccessible by some. Informal events like this break down these barriers and demonstrate to non-scientists that they are capable of understanding challenging scientific concepts. The public can see, first-hand, some of the tremendous scientific work that is taking place in their own communities," says Inglis.
There will also be trivia games, prizes and time for Q&A. Both events are free to attend but guests must pre-register. The event is open to adults 19+. Attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food and beverages.
Full details and registration: kpu-pint.eventbrite.ca.