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Under the Microscope: Exploring the Intersection of Education, Research, Food and Beer


Faculty and staff are invited  to attend Under the Microscope: Exploring the Intersection of Education, Research, Food and Beer on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Carol Poole Clubhouse at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. This is just one of the events happening during NC State’s Red and White week and will showcase the exciting research happening across campus as it relates to food and beer.

This reception-style event will be an interactive celebration of interdisciplinary science, education and research and how beer and food brings it all together. Throughout the event, there will be hands-on demonstrations and opportunities to talk with faculty members across the university who will speak to how beer and food affect their work. A few examples include:

  • the physics of a Black and Tan, presented by the College of Sciences
  • 3-D printed bottle openers made from beer waste filament presented by NCSU Libraries
  • a hands-on project that looks at why ants ruin your picnic, presented by The Science House
  • how the brewing industry is used in the economics classroom, presented by Poole College of Management

At 5:30 p.m., Rob Dunn, professor of applied ecology from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will give a brief talk about the science behind food and beer and how these applied discoveries impact interdisciplinary education at NC State.

Throughout the event, you will also be able to sample craft beer from several breweries across North Carolina who have strong NC State connections. Examples include:

  • Raleigh Brewing
  • Highland Brewing
  • Bond Brothers Beer
  • Gibbs Hundred Brewing
  • and NC State’s very own brew, created by Dr. John Sheppard’s lab

Registration is $5 per person for faculty/staff and $10 for all other attendees, and includes your own Red and White Week tasting glass. This event is presented by the NC State University Foundation as a part of NC State’s Red and White Week.

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