Science Distilled - June 1, 2016

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  • Venue: IMBIB Custom Brews, 785 East 2nd Street, Reno 

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Science Distilled, a new lecture series created by DRI and The Discovery, makes cutting-edge science approachable through presentations on current and curious topics held at hip locations in a social atmosphere.

The winter that was? Climate and water in Northern Nevada.

There’s no question, water is a precious resource that can be scarce in the desert region we call home. With headlines on drought and El Niño creating big expectations for last winter, find out the real story from these local experts, and explore the past, present, and future of water and climate in our region.

  • Dr. Kelly Redmond — Research Professor Climatology, DRI
    • Dr. Redmond will introduce the event’s theme by sharing insights gained from four decades of experience in climate science and the tools that make climate predictions possible.
  • Dr. Benjamin Hatchett — DRI
    • Ben studies the extreme climates in our region, such as megadroughts and ice ages. He will talk about how lake sediments, glacial moraines, and submerged trees can be used to paint a picture of natural changes in climate in the centuries before we began collecting meteorological observations.
  • Dr. Dan McEvoy — Postdoctoral Fellow Applied Climatology, DRI
    • Did you expect more from El Niño this year?  Dr. McEvoy will talk about emerging technology in climate science and why season-to-season predictions are so difficult.  His work employs the Climate Engine, powered by Google, which is used in drought monitoring and is part of the White House Climate Change Initiative.


Screenshot 2016 05 18 12.13.44NOVA Science Cafés are events that take place in casual settings such as pubs and coffeehouses, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Science Cafés represent a grassroots movement. They exist all over the world and can vary from place to place. Venues range from a local library or coffee house to a neighborhood bar. Even the names of Science Cafés vary, including Science on Tap, Science Pub, Ask a Scientist, and Café Sci.

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