Science on Tap
Monthly Science and Technology Presentations and Discussions
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.
"The Science of Sleep"
Michael Larson, Ph.D.
Professor and El Pomar Chair of Engineering and Innovation, UCCS
Monday April 13, 2015
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
The CDC calls insufficient sleep America’s newest “public health epidemic,” afflicting more than 70 million people in the U.S. The some 55 million prescriptions written last year alone for sleep meds do not seem to be giving us the wellbeing that only comes from a good night’s sleep. Although we all sleep, we have yet to pin down exactly why we do sleep. Michael will give an overview of what science currently tells us about sleep and theories as to why we need it. He will also discuss some of the drug-free measures, some more scientific than others, that people employ when they need help getting sufficient sleep.
Dr. Michael Larson earned his PhD from MIT in 1992. Michael has a passion for creativity and innovation. He co-founded four companies, two based on a medical devices he invented. In 2005, New Orleans' City Business magazine named him "Innovator of the Year" for founding a studio for creative design, a precursor to the award-winning MIND Studios at UCCS which helped more than150 local businesses with engineering design services. He has garnered six awards for outstanding teaching and been awarded more than $7M in research grants. He has piloted a jet aircraft, steered a nuclear submarine, and can wiggle his ears. One at a time.
"On the Evolution-Creationism Conflict"
David Westmoreland, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, US Air Force Academy
Monday May 11, 2015
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.