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February 23, 2016

Science on Tap: Biofuels

Submitted by Michael Tobler

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Held in a relaxed setting on the fourth Wednesday of the month January through April, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a K-State scientist followed by lively conversation. The free, interactive program begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Tallgrass Tap House, 320 Poyntz Ave. Be sure to let the Tap House staff know you are there for Science on Tap.

The goal is to build our community's enthusiasm for science in a fun and unique way. Science on Tap is organized through a partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences, Sunset Zoo and Tallgrass Tap House.

This month's featured topic is biofuels. Kasia Kornacki is a graduate research assistant at K-State and participated in the Science Communication Fellowship Program at Sunset Zoo. Her love of science and desire to work in the field of biofuels and alternative energy led her to pursue her master's degree in biochemistry and molecular biophysics. Her research aims to genetically modify plants to improve the physical and chemical properties of biofuels.

Upcoming dates are Wednesday, March 23, and Wednesday, April 27.

Note that each Science on Tap will feature different topics so community members will learn something new each time they attend.