Science PubsName: Science PubsDate: May 15, 2018Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDTEvent Description:
Washington State University and the Palouse Discovery Science Center are partnering together to continue a series of science talks to help the public learn about science and research in an informal atmosphere — no science background necessary.
Jacob Leachman, associate professor in WSU’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Squeak Meisel, associate professor and director of fine art, will connect art and science through their Science Pub talk titled, “Let’s Fly in a Flammable Bubble.” The two speakers will show the art of many bubble forms and how they connect to the science and engineering of aerospace vehicles.
In 2010, Leachman initiated the Hydrogen Properties for Energy Research — or HYPER — laboratory at WSU to advance the Technology Readiness Level of cryogenic hydrogen systems. He is the lead author of the reference text “Thermodynamic Properties of Cryogenic Fluids: 2nd Edition.”
Meisel has several permanently sited art works in Seattle and has exhibited his temporary site-based works both nationally and internationally. He was one of 28 finalists for the Portland Art Museum’s 2013 Contemporary Northwest Arts Awards and was added to the Washington State Arts Commission’s roster of artists for 2013-18. He received the Public Art of the Year award from Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2013 year in review.
Sharing Science Research
The partnership between WSU’s Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors (EFA) and the Palouse Discovery Science Center was established to share science and research expertise at WSU with local communities. The partnership also strengthens ties between university researchers and the public at large.
As part of the series, Science Pubs will continue in the fall and be held in September and November 2018. For more information, visit WSU’s Economic Development Council website, and the Palouse Discovery Science Center website.