Science On Tap

Science On Tap

Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey
Monday, June 10, 2019 . 6:30PM
Science On Tap

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Science on Tap: A monthly lecture series at UMD that explores the latest discoveries in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drink

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Topic - Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey

Speaker: Eric Simanek
Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair at Texas Christian University & Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer

RSVP at Space is limited. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Happy hour specials will be available until 7 p.m.

Whiskey is interesting. It can serve as a lens through which science, engineering and history can be examined. Whiskey’s creation relies on input from multiple disciplines—from agriculture and forestry to chemical engineering and biochemistry. Whether the discussion centers on bourbon or Scotch, a single malt or Canadian blend, the influences of the great ideas and great thinkers of science and engineering shine through. Join us for a discussion of one of the world’s treasured spirits with our speaker, whose 2016 book, Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey, has garnered praise and awards.

This event is a partnership with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, Maryland. The UMD Science Alumni Network is also co-sponsoring this event.