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Science on Tap

Monthly Science and Technology Presentations and Discussions

Science on Tap Logo Join the Colorado Springs Science Center for Science on Tap every 2nd Monday of the month at Jack Quinn’s in downtown Colorado Springs.  A wide variety of fascinating topics are presented by local scientists for informal discussion, and the relaxed atmosphere encourages anyone and everyone to come explore the latest ideas in science and technology.  From practical to theoretical, the presentations and group interactions provide a fun and interesting way to gain an understanding of the world around us.

       

Upcoming presentations:

 Who Needs Scientific Literacy? (Hint: You do!)

August 11, 2014
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub

Brooke Bourdélat-Parks, Ph.D.
Science Educator
BSCS

Social deception occurs often in our society. Most people have a sense when a person in a social situation cannot be trusted or is trying to deceive. How do we recognize science con-artists? They might come in the form of a news story, a commercial, or a politician who wants our vote. Understanding scientific literacy and critical thinking skills can help us recognize scientific deception. Come learn about the common techniques that are used to help dampen our skepticism and consider the meaning of “pseudoscience” versus science.

Brooke Bourdélat-Parks, Ph.D. is a science educator at BSCS. She writes science curricula for students of all ages and does professional development for science teachers across the country. Brooke holds a B.S. degree in biology from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA and a Ph.D. in biology, with a concentration in molecular genetics, from Georgia Institute of Technology. She has taught a number of classes at the college level, including genetics, developmental biology, bioethics, and science for non-science majors. She has lived in Colorado and worked at BSCS since 2007.

Brooke Bourdélat-Parks, Ph.D.
Science Educator
BSCS
5415 Mark Dabling Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918


Science on Tap is a free event and reservations are not required; however, you’ll need to pay for any drinks and food.  Jack Quinn’s is located downtown at 21 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.