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January 23, 2018

Science on Tap: Unlocking the invisible world of microbes

Submitted by Michi Tobler

Held in a relaxed setting, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a K-State scientist followed by lively conversation. The goal is to build the community's enthusiasm for science in a fun and unique way. Science on Tap is organized through a partnership with the Graduate School, the Center for Engagement and Community Development, Sunset Zoo and Tallgrass Tap House.

This month will feature Ryan Hansen, an assistant professor in K-State's chemical engineering department, and Tom Platt, an assistant professor in the Division of Biology. Hansen and Platt collaborate to study the diversity of microbes and use micro- and nanotechnologies to help unlock the otherwise invisible world of microbes.

Science on Tap features a short introduction to the scientists' research, time to engage with fellow attendees around the research presented, then the event wraps up with a conversational Q&A period. The free, interactive program begins 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Tallgrass Tap House, 320 Poyntz Ave. Be sure to let the Tap House staff know you are there for Science on Tap.

Other upcoming dates:

  • Feb. 21
  • March 28
  • April 18