21+ Adult Science Series

The 21+ Science for Adults Series Is Back!  

Proving Science Exploration Isn't Just For the Kids

Sunday, March 5th

Keep the Pint Night

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Wavelength Brewing Company
236 Main St,
Vista, CA 92084
Ticket Cost: FREE

Celebrate the kickoff of our 9th annual Festival of Science & Engineering at Wavelength Brewing Company  and enjoy science talks and a chance to check out the night sky with Sky Watchers USA. Purchase a commemorative Festival pint glass, and receive a free-fill up, courtesy of Wavelength Brewing Company. Proceeds will benefit the Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering, San Diego.  No RSVP needed. This event is open to the public.  http://www.wavelengthbrewco.com

Monday, March 6th

Suds & Science: San Diego Research Spotlight: Climate Change and its Effect on Food Security

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      
Location: Stone Brewing Company
2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116
San Diego, CA 92106
Ticket Cost: $5

Suds & Science. San Diego Research Spotlight: Climate Change and its Effect on Food Security. Join us for a special Suds & Science edition in partnership with the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering and the Weather on Steroids: The Art of Climate Change Exhibition on view at the La Jolla Historical Society from February 11 to May 21, 2017. Researchers from UCSD and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography share their latest research on climate change, including its effects on our oceans, marine life, extreme weather, agriculture and food security. This is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer—or two—and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience­­—all while the audience drinks along. Panel participants:

Dr. Jennifer Burney (Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences, School of Global Policy & Strategy, UC San Diego), 
Dr. Alexander Gershunov (Research Meteorologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), 

Dr. Arthur Miller (Research Oceanographer, Senior Lecturer in Climate Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) and Lynn Waterhouse (Graduate Student, Fisheries Management & Conservation, Semmens Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography).
http://www.rhfleet.org/events/suds-science (Scroll down to March 2017).

Tuesday, March 7th

Think, Drink, Science

Think, Drink, Science
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: The Quartyard
1102 Market St
San Diego, CA 92101
Ticket Cost: FREE

Join the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering and the Quartyard for a Taco Tuesday version of Think, Drink, Science. Learn about some of the interesting work being researched by graduate students at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. Grab a beer and check out some cool science experiments, and have a taco too!  No RSVP needed. This event is open to the public.  Suggested donation of $10 for event pint glass.

Wednesday, March 8th

Brushes & Beakers

Time:  6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: 57 Degrees
1735 Hancock St
San Diego, CA 92101
Ticket Cost: $35 per person includes all art materials and instruction. Food and drinks are available for purchase

Join us for a night of art and science. The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering and the Fleet Science Center are partnering with Wine & Canvas San Diego to bring you a night of creativity and enlightenment. Local artist Amanda Rouse will lead you through the process of creating your own masterpiece, a beautiful sunset scene of the Ocean Beach Pier, while her husband, Dr. Robert Letscher, shares his experience and work as a marine biogeochemist researcher who contributes to next-generation climate models.

Bio for Amanda Rouse: Amanda Rouse was raised in Lexington, Kentucky, loving horses, swimming and painting. In 2004 she moved to Florida and attended the University of Miami to study painting and printmaking. After receiving her B.F.A., Amanda continued exhibiting prints in Miami and became a teaching assistant. This experience led her to follow the path of teaching. She moved to Columbus, Ohio, to pursue an M.F.A. at Columbus College of Art and Design, where she was adjunct faculty and also worked in the printmaking lab and designed textiles. She currently resides in San Diego, California, making art and enjoying the sunshine.

Bio for Dr. Robert Letscher: Dr. Robert Letscher is a marine biogeochemist in the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine, as well as a visiting scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. His research expertise includes the role of living organisms and ocean chemistry for sustaining the ocean’s role as a sink for atmospheric CO2 in the global carbon cycle. He has logged over 100 days at sea during his career, traveling to the South Pacific, Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans. His current pursuits include development and calibration of ocean biogeochemistry in the next generation of climate models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to assess the effects of future warming on ocean biology and chemistry. Dr. Letscher earned a B.S. degree in Marine Science & Chemistry from the University of Miami in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami in 2012. Click on the link to get to the Wine & Canvas calendar. https://www.wineandcanvas.com/wine-and-canvas-calendar-san-diego-ca.html On the calendar, go to the month of March and select the Brushes & Beakers event on March 8.

Two Cybersecurity Experts Walk into a Bar

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Wavelength Brewing Company
236 Main Street
Vista, CA 92084

In honor of International Women's Day, two professors from California State University San Marcos will be discussing cybersecurity at Wavelength Brewery in Vista Village.  Dr. Rika Yoshii, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems, will talk about "The Internet of Things and AI," including such topics as big data analysis, nanomachines, and privacy and security.  Dr. Teresa Macklin, Associate Dean and Chief Information Security Officer for IITS, will provide a case study on incident investigations.  Dr. Macklin is also the Director of the new Master's in Cybersecurity degree program offered through Extended Learning.  No RSVP required for this event – open to the public

From the Highest Mountains to the Deepest Seas: Understanding Adaptations to Low Oxygen

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Uptown Tavern
1236 University Ave
San DiegoCA 92103

Oxygen is required for survival, but just how necessary is it and what limits can be tolerated in extreme low oxygen environments? A panel of UC San Diego scientists will discuss beneficial responses to low oxygen and the unique physiology of species adapted to life ranging from the depths of the sea to the highest villages in the world. They will also explain less adaptive responses that may occur due to illness and potential solutions.

Thursday, March 9th

Two Scientists Special Edition: A Scientist and an Artist Walk into a Bar | FREE

Time: 5:30 – 9:30 PM
50 Scientists. 25 Bars. One Night.
All Over San Diego County.

What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun, new community program by the Fleet Science Center. During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar℠, local scientists will enjoy something we all do: a beer and good conversation in a local bar. Join them, and ask them anything you want! They'll be easy to spot. Just look for the sign that reads: "We are scientists. Ask us anything!" 

We love hearing the questions being asked and seeing pictures of all the fun, so if you participate, be sure to post on social media, and tag the Fleet and use the hashtag #2scientists. 

We are happy to announce that our next event on Thursday, March 9, will be part of the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering! To help celebrate science in San Diego, we are excited to host: Two Scientist Special Edition: A Scientists and an Artist Walk Into a Bar. 

In this artistic variant on our popular Two Scientists Walk into a Bar program, we add a special twist by inviting artists to the mix. For this special edition, we have partnered with the San Diego Art Insititute, who will bring together artists and scientists in their upcoming exhibition Extra-Ordinary Collusion: Art & Science Collaboration. Many of the artists and scientists you will meet during our March 9 event, are participating in the exhibition.

Stay tuned and visit this page over the next couple of weeks as we update the information on participating bars, artists and scientists.

Participating Bars & Times:

White Labs 9495 Candida St, San Diego, CA 92121 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Thorn Street Brewing 3176 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92104 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Cellar 3 12260 Crosthwaite Circle, Poway, CA 92064 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Mike Hess Brewing 3812 Grim Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Mission Brewery 1441 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Society Brewing 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

URBN Coal Fired Pizza 3085 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Modern Times 3000 Upas St, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92104 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Wavelength Brewing 236 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

The Manhattan Bar 400 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

The Rose Wine Bar 2219 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Blind Lady Ale House 3416 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116 (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

Panama 66 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park (by the San Diego Museum of Art), San Diego, CA 92101 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Tiger! Tiger! 3025 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

The Flight Path Wine Bar 1202 Kettner Blvd, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92101 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Barrel Republic 1261 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

Lightning Brewery 13200 Kirkham Way, Poway, CA 92064 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Ballast Point 2215 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Iron Fist Brewing 1985 National Avenue, #1132, San Diego, CA 92113 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Iron Fist Brewing 1305 Hot Spring Way, #101, Vista, CA 92081 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Polite Provisions 4696 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Green Flash Brewing 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Negociant Urban Winery 2419 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104 (6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.)

The WineSellar & Brasserie 9550 Waples St, San Diego, CA 92121 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Fall Brewing 4542 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

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Two Scientist Walk Into a Bar is a service mark of the Fleet Science Center.


Friday, March 10th

Fleet Night of Science

Time:  6:00 – 10:00 PM

Investigate the Fleet Science Center after hours at the next Fleet Night of Science event: Detectives vs. Engineers! This 21+ event celebrates the newest offerings at the Fleet: our brand-new giant screen film Dream Big, which is about engineering our world, and our newest exhibition, Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery. First, catch the premiere of Dream Big, then put on your hard hat and construct a derby car, create a Rube Goldberg contraption and design a structure that will survive our earthquake simulator! Next, explore the Fleet's Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery exhibition; then don your detective hat and solve the mysteries of fingerprinting, delve into DNA and outwit a puzzle room. At the end of the evening, you choose which you enjoyed most—being a Detective or an Engineer! Food and drinks (including adult beverages) will be available for purchase. Admission to the event is $14.95. Admission to the film screening plus the event is only $19.95. Member discounts available. http://www.rhfleet.org/events/fleet-night-science

Dream Big screening: 6 p.m.

Detectives vs. Engineers event: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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