Grounds for Science - Pollution in our sky and superhero flies

Presentation | June 23 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso

 3960 Adeline St, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Nick Jourjine, Molecular and Cell Biology; Tamara Sparks, Chemistry

 Science@Cal

No tickets Required!
Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by Neuroscientist Nick Jourjine & Atmospheric Chemist Tamara Sparks.

The audience is encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussion with our speakers. Arrive at 6:30 pm and enjoy a variety of pinball machines, science trivia, home-roasted coffees and select beers. Talk begins at 7 pm.

Tiny Brains, Big Ideas - Nick Jourjine
Fruit flies are pesky insects that accumulate in our kitchens on hot summer days; they are also a work-horse of biological research and have contributed enormously to our understanding of human health and disease. Most recently, they have powered new insights in our understanding of the nervous system and its role in regulating behavior. Come learn why fruit flies are super-heroes of science and what they can tell us about how our brains drive us to do what we do.

Ozone Pollution in our Cities
Air pollution has been a problem for decades, and despite regulations and great improvements made over that time, it remains a problem in much of the country. Ground-level ozone is a pollutant that harms our respiratory systems and worsens asthma, but because it isn’t emitted directly out of a tailpipe or smokestack, it’s difficult to control. Come learn about what causes ozone pollution and what science can tell us about how to make our air cleaner!

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 Food and drink available for purchase

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