Science Pub Corvallis offers cool presentations in an informal atmosphere where you can interact with experts and where there are no silly questions. No scientific background is required – just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!
Held on the second Monday of the month, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis, Science Pub is sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Downtown Corvallis Association and Terra magazine at Oregon State University.
No RSVP is necessary. Tell your friends and join us on Facebook to stay informed about upcoming guests. We hope to see you there! You can also see recorded Science Pub events online. And if you can’t join us in Corvallis, check out science pubs by OSU-Cascades in Bend and by OMSI in Portland, Hillsboro, Salem and Eugene. The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, an international research center led by Oregon State and the University of Oregon, is hosting science pubs across the state in 2012 and 2013. Contact Andy Bedingfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) for dates and locations.
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Next Science Pub, May 13, 2013
The Science of Nutrition: The Pauling Legacy and Current Research
Speakers: Steve Lawson and Chris Petersen, Oregon State University
The potential health benefit of Vitamin C may be Linus Pauling’s most famous legacy. However, among scientists, the Oregon native and two-time Nobel Prize winner is better known for deep insights into chemistry and its application to medicine.
At the May 13 Corvallis Science Pub, two speakers — Chris Petersen of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in the Valley Library and Steve Lawson, administrative officer at the Linus Pauling Institute — will present little known highlights of Pauling’s life and an update on how scientists at the institute are applying his findings today. The institute is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Petersen authors The Pauling Blog and has overseen production of websites and videos that describe Pauling’s lifelong research. He’ll reflect on Pauling’s life as a college student in Corvallis, his years at Caltech, his work on sickle cell anemia and his tireless campaign for world peace.
Lawson has been associated with the Institute since 1977 when it was located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has contributed to the institute’s financial and scientific management and was a research colleague of Pauling’s, focusing on topics as diverse as vitamin C and cancer and superconductivity. He’ll discuss Pauling’s development of the concept of “orthomolecular medicine” as well as major areas of current research in areas such as vitamin D, cancer and the aging process.
Upcoming science pubs
June 10, “Elder Caregiving: Challenges and Opportunities,” Karen Hooker and Carolyn Mendez-Luck, Oregon State College of Public Health and Human Sciences