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Science On Tap

Mar 19, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
UnQuarked Wine Room
145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Jessica Privette
505 667-0375
Science on Tap March

Event Description

Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each week. It begins with an informal 15-minute talk and is followed by a lively group discussion.

This installment of “Science on Tap” will be held on Thursday, March 19, starting at 5:30 PM at the UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

Amanda Barry, research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will discuss engineering microalgae for biofuel production. Concerns about high energy prices, finite fossil fuel reserves, rising atmospheric CO2 levels, and energy security have put focus on microalgae as a renewable domestic fuel source. The optimization of microalgae for biomass and lipid production in a biofuel production pond environment would be highly desirable. In this talk, Barry will focus on the development of strain-specific molecular toolboxes in order to engineer algae for optimized biofuel production.

This “Science On Tap” event is co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society Central New Mexico Local Section, who will be offering hors d’oeuvres and beverages to attendees.

Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum, this series begins each evening with an informal 10 to 15-minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. “On Tap” is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests.