STEM Tavern at Soaring Ridge

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Date(s) - Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
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 museum! A food truck may also be on hand and you are always welcome to bring your own food.

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

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October 10: Hannah Weiss “The Harry Potter Inheritance”

Within the world of Harry Potter we know how Ron and Harry got their magic; through their families. But what about Hermione or Harry’s mom? Was it stolen as the ministry claimed in the books or did it come from somewhere deeper? In this talk we’ll examine the evidence in the Harry Potter series and use some muggle techniques to uncover the heredity of magic.

Hannah Weiss, the Education Manager at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, was born and raised in the New York City area. During college, she moved across the state to attend the University of Rochester, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in mathematics. Throughout college she also gained a lot of experience working in science labs and in education with different summer camps. After her undergraduate degree, she worked in a variety of museums, nature centers, laboratories and public aquariums before enrolling in a Masters program at Radford University. There, she earned a Master of Science in Curriculum and Development. She is also licensed to teach biology and life science in Virginia.