Science Distilled

Public lecture series

About Science Distilled

the science distilled logo with writing underneath logo that states Science Distilled, a lecture series organized in partnership with the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, features emerging research on current topics in an engaging presentation style and provides an opportunity for audience interactions with scientists – all over a good beer.

This successful lecture series started in 2016 and has grown to five events per year, all held in Reno at various location in the community. Previous topics have included Sculpting the Earth, The Ecology of Snow, Genetics – The Key to My Heart, The Future of Fighting Cybercrime, and Lake Tahoe – A Global Success Story.

After the event, tune into the Science Distilled podcasts – hosted by KUNR – where we break down the science and research and learn how they apply to the world around us.

Recordings: View Past Science Distilled Events

Science Distilled: Advances in Cancer Research (June 9, 2021)

Science Distilled: Protecting the Desert (April 28, 2021)

Science Distilled: One year of COVID-19 research and medicine in Nevada (March 3, 2021)

Science Distilled: The Science of Winter (Jan 27, 2021)

Science Distilled: Using Technology to Overcome Challenges of 2020 (Oct 28, 2020)


Jessi LeMay


Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512


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