STEM Tavern at Soaring Ridge

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Date(s) - Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


What makes a talk about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) even more entertaining? Why, beer of course!

Join our monthly STEM Tavern that features a fascinating science presentation plus good beer. For each beer sold at STEM Tavern, Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers will make a donation to the Science Museum of Western Virginia! A food truck will also be on hand.

If you are interested in more information about the STEM Tavern programming, you can contact Sarah Van Zele at  svanzele@smwv.org or 540.342.5718.

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers (523 Shenandoah Ave.). Talks begin at 6:00 pm!

October 11: Kari Zacharias “Living at the Nexus of Science, Engineering, Art, and Design”

What can artists, scientists, engineers, and designers learn from one another? What are the challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary collaboration? What is the value of this work outside of the academy? Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) is a research institute dedicated to working across disciplinary boundaries. ICAT and similar centers around the world promote unique forms of collaboration and new approaches in research, teaching, and engagement. In this talk, Kari will use stories from her ethnographic research to explore the history and relevance of work that combines art and technology.

Kari Zacharias studies interdisciplinary collaboration and the intersections of science, technology, art, and design. She is a PhD candidate in Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech and a researcher at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT).

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