Two scientists walk into a bar…
What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun program created by the Fleet Science Center in San Diego that LabX brought to DC on October 11th! During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®, local scientists enjoyed something we all appreciate: a good conversation in a local bar. Participants joined them, and asked them anything they wanted! The scientists were easy to spot – you could just look for the sign that read: “We are scientists. Ask us anything!”
Our first Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® event took place October 11 in five locations around the city:
|Capital Cider House||4:30 – 6:30||Environmental Science/Water Resource Management, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science|
|3 Stars Brewing||6:00 – 8:00||Cancer Research, Physics/Engineering/Earth Science|
|Cotton & Reed||6:00 – 8:00||Neuroscience, Ecology/Evolutionary Biology|
|Royal Bar & Kitchen||7:00 – 9:00||Inorganic Chemistry, Infectious Disease/Epidemiology|
|Smith Public Trust||7:30 – 9:30||Chemical Physics, Plant Genetics/Food and Ag Policy|
No tickets or registration was required. You could just show up, grab a drink, and ask a scientist!
We’d love to hear about the questions you asked and see photos of the fun, so please share your experience using #2scientists on social media and don’t forget to tag @labxNAS!
Are you a scientist who wants to participate in future Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® programs? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar is a registered trademark of the Fleet Science Center.