Believe it or not, the bar is a center for learning, especially when the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium gets in the mix. The SFSCA’s latest adult education series, Science on Tap, brings a world-class scientist to the local watering hole, where patrons, between quaffs of beer and sips of wine, can discuss burning questions about the latest trends in science and technology—a bar dispute over the merits of today’s high-flying NFL versus that of traditional ground and pound run game this is not.
Launching in March with a discussion on the way the brain creates perception, May’s installment is taking a page from a CBS crime drama with the theme “CSI Effect: Forensic Science, Not Made for TV.” On May 15 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Crime Laboratory Director of the Palm Beach County’s Sheriff’s Office, Cecelia Crouse, Ph.D., will share stories of life on the beat—and under the microscope—as she discusses the latest tools used in crime scene investigation, the science behind the work (and the shows) and more. Crouse is a true professional in the CSI world, working with the PBSO for 22 years (16 years as the manager of the Forensic Biology Unit), authored or co-authored more than 40 scientific manuscripts and invited book chapters, and holds memberships/credentials on the FBI’s Scientific Working Group on DNA and the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Science. Her discourse at Science on Tap is sure to be an engaging and enlightening—especially for all those Bones and CSI fans out there.
- Science on Tap is a free event.
- O’Shea’s happy hour ($3 draft beers, $4 bottle beers, $1 off well drinks) will begin at 7 p.m. and run through the discussion.
- For more information, visit sfsciencecenter.org.