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 now brings to DC! During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®, local scientists enjoy something we all appreciate: a good conversation in a local bar. The scientists are easy to spot – just look for the sign that reads: “We are scientists. Ask us anything!”
Our last Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® event took place February 7, 2019 in eleven locations around the DC area:
|District Distilling||5:30 – 7:30||Neuroscience/Microbiology|
|Right Proper Brewing Company||5:30 – 7:30||Cancer Research/Biomedical Research/Cancer Biology|
|Capital Cider House||6:00 – 8:00||Conservation Geography/GIS Analytics/Astrobiology|
|Shaw’s Tavern||6:00 – 8:00||Materials Science/Infectious Disease/Epidemiology|
|Three Stars Brewing||6:30 – 8:30||Chemistry/Physics|
|Cotton & Reed||7:00 – 9:00||Environmental Science/Influenza/Infectious Disease|
|The Royal||7:00 – 9:00||Inorganic Chemistry/Art Conservation/Chemical Physics|
|Denizens Brewing||7:00 – 9:00||Geology/Evolutionary Biology/Ecology|
|Union Stage Tap Room||7:30 – 9:30||Materials Science/Chemical Engineering/Infectious Disease/Epidemiology|
|Pie Shop||7:30 – 9:30||Plant Science/Food Safety|
|Wisdom||7:30 – 9:30||Chemical & Environmental Engineering/Cancer Virology|
No tickets or registration were required. People just showed up, grabbed a drink, and asked a scientist! You can read more about our earlier events in articles from the Washington Post and the San Diego City Beat.
We’d love to hear about the questions you asked and see photos of the fun, so if you attended, 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.