Science, beer mix easily in Columbia lecture series

05/13/2014 12:00 AM

05/12/2014 4:57 PM

Who says science and beer don’t mix?

On the second Tuesday of each month, science and technology are on the menu at Speakeasy, when researchers and innovators hold casual chats over a pint of lager. This week, Dr. Paul Venhovens, the SmartState BMW Endowed Chair in Automotive Systems Integration at Clemson University will lead a discussion titled “Creating the Cars of Today and Tomorrow.” Among other topics, he will speak about the latest innovations at Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research

The Science Café is sponsored by EngenuitySC, a partnership of business, government, higher education and community leaders who share an interest in making the Columbia area more competitive and prosperous.

The Science Café was designed to allow open, casual discussion of the latest ideas in the science and technology fields. The talks feature a lot of question-and-answer and debate between the presenter and those in attendance. The goal is to make science and technology topics fun and accessible for a wide audience.

The Science Café begins at 6 p.m. at Speakeasy, 711 Saluda Ave. in Five Points. There is no admission cost, but guests must be 21 or older.

Bridget Winston, Special to The State

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