Science on Tap Coeur d'Alene
is held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month (except for June, July and August) and is open to anyone interested in exploring the latest science and technology by engaging with featured scientists and researchers at the Fort Ground Grill, a local gathering place in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The public will have ample opportunities to ask questions, voice opinions and learn about new subjects in a casual and informal setting.
For more information, please contact: Laurie Hassell
at (208) 699-6240.
"What About that Waste Stream? You Mean it's Valuable?"
Dr. Erik Coats, University of Idaho
Tuesday, March 11
Fort Ground Grill
705 River Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Dr. Coats’ research group looks at waste streams and waste management practices as opportunities….to
recover high value compounds....to produce commodities that are of significant value to society – that can replace commodities that are otherwise produced from non-renewable raw materials….and perhaps most importantly, to not simply dispose of the waste for future generations to deal with, but to advance processes that can (optimally) lead to closed loop re-use and/or upcycling.
Advancements in the field of molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, biotechnology, and proteomics provide environmental engineers additional tools to investigate the fundamental operations occurring in biological systems. Dr. Coats’ research activities are focused on integrating these various disciplines and utilizing these tools to: develop a fundamental understanding of the structure and function of engineered systems apply this knowledge in the design of new treatment systems and the optimization of existing technologies, and develop and apply molecular probes that can be applied by field personnel in real-time monitoring and optimization.
Speaker: Dr. Stacey Camp, University of Idaho
Topic: "The Archaeology of Japanese Internment in Idaho"
Tuesday, April 8
The 2013-2014 season of Science on Tap Coeur d’ Alene is sponsored by the University of Idaho-Coeur d'Alene, Idaho INBRE
, and the Fort Ground Grill
. Not only do these organizations provide financial and/or in-kind contributions to this program, I call on all of them to recommend speakers and topics for the roster. I could not pull this program together without them and I am grateful for their continued support!