Folks, with a few years of vaccines and boosters under our belts (under our skin, more like it) we're looking forward to another season of in-person Suds & Science. It was personally rewarding to see so many familiar faces last year, and to meet some new fans of Suds & Science back at the Inn. If you haven't been to a Suds & Science event, then your time has come to join us with a beverage in front of a fireplace for some science. Suds & Science isn't some boring academic talk with mindless PowerPoint slides. No thank you. Instead, picture a scientist standing in your living room--talking with (not at) you and your friends. Engage them, ask questions, and leave knowing more than you did when you walked in.
As usual, all talks will be live, free and appropriate for all ages, in person from 7-8 pm in the first floor front room of the Norwich Inn in Norwich, Vermont: home of the Jasper Murdoch’s Alehouse and nanobrewery. I know that a lot of you have come to enjoy the ability to watch Suds & Science live via Zoom, but that won't be an option this season for two reasons. First, the sound and video quality that I were able to offer (in a people-filled room) was just not up to my standards. Second, we have a grant proposal in (fingers crossed) to fund our friends at JAM (Junction Arts & Media) to professionally record Suds & Science. That funding could come through at any moment, and there's only enough space for one camera in that room. Please accept my apologies, and join us in person at the Inn.
I'm already thinking about the 2025 schedule, so reach out to me (Jason Hill, ), with thoughts, ideas and speaker suggestions. You don't need a PhD to tell a good science story, and our past topics have ranged from giraffes to urban planning to stone tool use by early humans. I'm looking for scientists who love to tell a story and interact with an audience. Please send them my way, and introduce yourself to me if you come to Suds & Science. Thanks! ~Jason Hill
2024 Season Schedule (below)
January 2, 2024 (Tuesday): Shelby Perry [Northeast Wilderness Trust]—Rewilding the Northeast
February 6 (Tuesday): Daniel Olson [Dartmouth]—Engineering Bacteria for Cellulosic Biofuel Production
March 6 (Wednesday): Lilly Linden [Dartmouth]—Frogs on Tea Bushes and Lessons From Fieldwork
April 2 (Tuesday): Kate Buckman [Connecticut River Conservancy]—Tentative topic: aquatic ecosystems
May 7 (Tuesday): Joseph Savage [Dartmouth]—Tentative topic: Lyme Disease and climate change
Selected Past Talks to Watch