Socialising for Nerds: 101 (October 2010 Edition)

Oregonians have countless opportunities to mix fun and science, thanks to the fabulous organizations in town which are devoted to the advancement of science and education. Nerds have a home here, so take these opportunities to meet some new friends and expand your mind.

Science Events in Portland for October 2010:

Mon, Oct 11: 7 – 9 p.m. Bagdad Theater OMSI Science Pub: Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods. A presentation by PSU’s marvelous Scott Burns. Cost: $3. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Fri, Oct 15: early a.m. start Trimet Transit-to-Trailhead: Beacon Rock, WA. Travel using public transit to the Beacon Rock trailhead for a hike with the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge. Learn about this curious igneous feature of the gorge.
Tues, Oct 19: 7 – 9 p.m. Lucky Lab NW Volcano Views & Brews: A Hike Through Time: Decades of Change on Mount St. Helens’ Harmony Trail. A presentation by author Christine Colasurdo. Cost: $5. Happy hour starts at 5 p.m.
Tues, Oct 19: 7 – 9 p.m. Mission Theater OMSI Science Pub: A Date with Physics. A presentation by PSU’s Ralf Widenhorn. Cost: $3. Doors at 5 p.m.
Sat, Oct 23: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oregon Museum of Science & Industry Oregon Science & Engineering Festival. Includes activities hosted by Oregon Health & Science University, the Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington, the Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Institute, and the American Chemical Society.
Sat, Oct 23: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PSU Smith Memorial Student Union PSU Weekend Saturday Seminar: Geography is Destiny: Portland & its Love of Food. Young Volcanoes of the Portland Metro Area. A Toast to Oregon’s Sustainable Breweries. Many presentations by PSU professors.

Know of a worthy event that I didn’t highlight? Post a comment and I will amend the list. Planning a science-related event in the Portland metro area in the near future? Let me know about it in the comments and I’ll add it to next month’s calendar.

I’m not ambitious enough to expand this to the many events that are happening in Eugene, Seattle, and other places in the NW, but you’re free to advertise them in the comments.


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