Science Pub

Science Pub

Mon, March 27, 2017

6:00 pm (event ends at 8:30 pm)

The Camel

Donations are encourage. Thanks!

Donations are encourage. Thanks!

Science Pub
Science Pub
Over a sip of some sort and in an atmosphere where no science background is needed, connect with Carrie Arnold, a Virginia-based science journalist who uses her scientific background to tell amazing stories for Scientific American, The Washington Post, Women’s Health, PBS’ NOVA Next, and many more.

Carrie Arnold is a Virginia-based freelance science journalist who covers many aspects of the living world. She has an M.P.H in epidemiology from University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She’s a contributing editor at NOVA Next, and has also written for Mosaic, National Geographic, Aeon, Nautilus, Scientific American, The Washington Post and Women’s Health. She is the author of “Decoding Anorexia: How Breakthroughs in Science Offer Hope for Eating Disorders.” She describes her work like this: Talk to some of the most brilliant and innovative scientists in the world. Read their research. Ask lots of questions. Read more wacky and weird research. Learn about quirky critters (6-foot birds with hatchet-like beaks! Algae that control the weather!). Understand we are all under the sway of our microbial overlords. Realize that world is way more complicated than you will ever understand. Try to put all of this awesomeness into words. If this fails, brew another pot of coffee. Finally, try to convince your grandmother that being a science writer doesn’t mean you write VCR manuals and that, in fact, you can’t help her set up her new TV. Follower her on Twitter @EdBites

The Community Idea Stations is pleased to offer this program as part of artoberVA. Visual artists with art-science connections will be showcased in a slide show during the social hour, we’ll kick off the night with two local songwriters, Juliane Codd and Jeremy Hoffman, and conclude the evening with Mica Scalin leading us through a quick Creative Sprint.

5:00 Doors Open
6:15 Cheers, Introductions and Music
6:30 Carrie Arnold (20″ talk followed by 40″ Q&A + open discussion)
7:30 Creative Sprint
7:45 Cheers & Thanks

Mica Scalin has been an innovator in the use of art and digital media for community engagement and creative development for over a decade. She has worked with independent artists as well as Showtime, CBS, NBC and the groundbreaking non-profit JDub. She is a partner at Another Limited Rebellion an art and innovation consultancy. From grassroots to broadcast, her passion lies in creating cultural experiences that make meaningful connections between people. She has a BFA in photography from Corcoran School of Art and Design.

Jeremy Scott Hoffman is a an avid mountain biker, has been performing improv comedy for 12 years, plays guitar, and writes songs. Jeremy enjoys engaging with audiences “from K to Gray” to explore climate change and how it works on human to geological timescales. He’s been a Science Communication fellow for both the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Mitchell Hamilton School of Law. He’s new to Richmond and is now working with the Science Museum of Virginia, having completed his Ph.D in Geology with a focus on Paleoclimatology at Oregon State University .

Juliane Codd is also a bicycle enthusiast and rode across the country in 2012 to raise funds and awareness for the affordable housing crisis. She plays in two bands: ClusterfuNk and Murphy’s Kids. She grew up in Nashville, is a Boston University alum ,and loves living in Richmond. She brings science to life in her middle school classroom through music, rhythm, and hands-on experiences and was recognized as a Super Teacher in May 2016.


Registration Highly Recommended -- Sometimes we fill up!

Please arrive no later than 6:00 pm, as unclaimed seats will be released at that time.

This Science Matters program is designed for adults 18 and over. No science background needed!

As always, we’ll have some social tables. So, if you’re flying solo and keen to meet other curious minds, let us know when you arrive.

In the meantime use #SciPubRVA to get social with us on Twitter and Instagram.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220