Science communication series expands with six events in Seacoast venues

Monday, September 18, 2023

Woman stands in front of a screen giving a presentation at a brewery
In May of 2023, UNH postdoctoral researcher Karina Sanchez presented her Urban bird research at North Country Cider in Dover, N.H.

Want some insects with your IPA? How about sea life with a local cider?

Seacoast Sips of Science, a series that brings UNH scientists into Seacoast-area breweries and other venues to share their latest research in a relaxed, interactive environment, returns with six events this coming academic year.

“Before the 20th century, new scientific discoveries were often discussed and presented to the public in pubs and coffee shops. This practice has diminished over time, but Seacoast Sips of Science and the new field of science communication aim to revive this concept,” says Seacoast Sips of Science director Christine Caputo, associate professor of chemistry.

Round logo for Seacoast Sips of Science

All events begin at 5:30 p.m.; tickets are $5 for general admission and $2 for UNH students. This year’s themed events include:

Wildlife Ecology
Sept. 28, 2023
Center for Wildlife, Cape Neddick, Maine
Rem Moll, assistant professor of natural resources
Joshua Willems, Ph.D. candidate
Kelsey Meyer, Ph.D. candidate
Information and tickets here.

Our Oceans
Oct. 25, 2023
Tideline Public House, Durham, N.H.
Nathan Furey, associate professor of biological sciences
Jennifer Dijkstra, research associate professor in the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Tracy Mandel, assistant professor of ocean engineering
Information and tickets here.

Art & Science
Nov. 15, 2023
Stone Church, Newmarket, N.H.
Liese Zahabi, assistant professor of graphic design
Alison Cariens ’12, Harvard Art Museums conservation coordinator
Tickets here.

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Feb. 13, 2024
Cisco Brewers, Portsmouth, N.H.
Elizabeth Clifton, postdoctoral researcher in natural resources and the environment
And others

Mysteries of Mapping
Week of March 11, 2024
Ominium Brewing, Somersworth, N.H.
Speakers to come.

Climate Change and Sustainability
April 2024
Great Rhythm Brewing Company, Portsmouth, N.H.
Speakers to come.

Seacoast Sips of Science traces its origins to 2016, when Caputo launched a three-day Pint of Science festival at Seacoast-area breweries. The event rebranded as Seacoast Sips of Science after COVID, and in 2022 it expanded to host monthly events. In addition to Caputo, volunteer organizers are UNH Ph.D. students Emily Andrews, Jo Field and Caroline Kanaskie; Dovev Levine, assistant dean for graduate student affairs/assistant vice provost for outreach and engagement; and Beth Potier, director of research communications.

Seacoast Sips of Science has partnered with the UNH Graduate School, and receives funding from the UNH Office of Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach.

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