For three years, I’ve hosted community science night in Portland. The goal of the event, Summer of Science, is to make more space for discussion and celebration of science in our daily lives and to highlight the connections between science, math, and art—which are too-often siloed.
Summer of Science happens every Monday night from mid-June until September 19 at the arts venue Xhurch (4550 NE 20th Ave). Four people present 15-minute talks each night, for a total of about 50 presenters during the course of the summer. If you’re in Portland, you’re welcome to attend! Socializing starts at 6:30 and the talks are from 7-9pm. Summer of Science is free and all ages. You can join the Facebook group or sign up for the mailing list here.
Past talks include:
- Bliss Point, Mouth Feel, and the Science of Snacks
- Decolonizing Research
- The Psychology of Toddler Aggression
- Do You See What I see? Synaesthetic Perceptions from the Mind of a Synaesthete
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Green Fish: The Fascinating World of Red-Green Colorblindess
- Pump You Clean: Murals That Tell the Story of Freshwater Mussel Reproduction
- How to Poison Your Neighbors Legally: Bullseye Glass at Air Quality Regulations
These talks are in-person only. They are intentionally not archived or shared online. Come say hi IRL on a Monday night!