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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:


Our Young Scientists 2014 Science Fair Winners

October 13th, 2014
Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub

We will be hearing from emerging young scientists (high school and middle school students) whose research stood out among their peers at the 2014 Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair. Make a note because we will be hearing from them again when their future research saves lives and earns Nobel prizes.

“Stayin’ COOL When the HEAT is Knockin’ at the Back Door”
William Geoffroy, 8th Grade at The Vanguard School

“Are Forest Fires Healthy for Future Growth?”
Devon Bakalyan, 9th Grade at Discovery Canyon Campus

“The Itch to Twitch: DNA Response in Acinetobacter Baylyi”
Rebecca Bloomfield, 10th Grade at Palmer High School

“Network Response to Intrusion Detection: Probabilistic Methods in Machine Informatics to Secure Multiple Targets”
Stephen Parish, 12th Grade at Home School

The Colorado State Science Fair, Inc. honors excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; providing opportunities for students from all regions of the state to create and present their research in environments that nurture interests in science and technology; promoting professional skills, high ethical standards, diversity, and continuing intellectual development. For more information, go to

What is a Field Geologist and What Do They Do… Really?

November 3, 2014
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub

Jay Temple
Consulting Geologist, Temple Geological Services, LLC

Simply put, a field geologist is responsible for recognizing and mapping the distribution of formations and other geological features in a specified geographic area. More simply put, a field geologist must be both a geologists and a cartographer with a keen eye for analyzing the ground upon which we all walk. Recognizing the distribution and geometry of rock types on the surface leads to unlocking the natural resource potential of the area, reveals potential dangers to those living on its surface, and provides a better understanding of the Earth’s history. We’ll explore what this really means and how to really apply this knowledge at our November Science on Tap.

Jay Temple is a consulting geologist for numerous companies involved in minerals exploration primarily in the western United States. He is an educational consultant for the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs involved with teaching courses in geology and planetary geology for high school educators and an instructor for the University of Oklahoma field geology curriculum. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Rice University and a master’s degree in geology and geophysics from Texas A&M University.

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.