Science Pub Corvallis

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!

sp_logo_2013_rgb-corvallis3-8-13Held 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! Check out photos from the May 13, 2013 Science Pub. 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, McMinnville 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 at the Calapooia Brewery in Albany. Contact Andy Bedingfield ( for dates and topics.

Do you fancy yourself an expert on science? Take the Science Pub quiz!

Next Corvallis Science Pub: February 8, 2016

Where’s water? How geology and climate conspire to dictate the future of water in the West

Speaker: Gordon Grant, research hydrologist, U.S. Forest Service and Oregon State College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Revelstoke DamThe noted sage Yogi Berra once said: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Despite this warning, it is clear that the availability and distribution of water will look very different in 50 years than it does today, even for regions where water is currently abundant – such as the Pacific Northwest.

At the February 8, 2016 Corvallis Science Pub, Gordon Grant will focus on what we’ve learned over the past 30 years about where water is likely to be in the Willamette basin and western U.S., what factors control its availability and likely changes in the future and what we can do about it.  Drawing on recent studies in hydrology and geology as well as large integrated assessments of river basins in the Pacific Northwest, he will explore the uncertain and at times paradoxical future of water in the West.

Grant is a research hydrologist with the U.S. Forest Service and courtesy professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. His research focuses on watershed and river dynamics, particularly the interactions among geological, hydrological, and climatic processes in sculpting landscapes.

The Science Pub presentation is free and open to the public. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. 2nd St. in Corvallis. Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.


Upcoming Corvallis Science Pubs

March 14, 2016  — Ocean Warming: Update on the Blob and El Nino. Speaker: Laurie Weitkamp, research fisheries biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife


On YouTube

If you missed the “Life of Dead Trees” on November 9, listen to brief comments from Mark Harmon and David Paul Bayles.