The Anchorage Science Pub (ASP) offers short, informal talks from a variety of presenters concerning different scientific topics, followed by a question and answer session. The ASP was created to educate the public on subjects that they might not normally hear about.
We meet monthly at the 49th State Brewing Co. on 3rd Ave in Downtown Anchorage. All our events are free, but we do hope that attendees give a donation to help us promote and buy needed supplies. All the ASP committee members are volunteers; we work hard to keep the Anchorage Science Pub professional and entertaining.
Joining the group will enable to you to keep updated on the newest pubs! Our meetup is the event there is no formal group at the day of the event.
Most Alaskans carry bear protection when they're out hiking, but is there something else in the woods we should be worried about? Come hear Dr. Micah Hahn talk about her work investigating the diversity of tick species present in the state and find out what to do if you find a tick on yourself, your pets, or your family members!
Dr. Micah Hahn is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Alaska-Anchorage in the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies. Her research focuses on understanding the health impacts of climate change in Alaska and working with communities to develop strategies for adaptation. Prior to joining UAA, she was an epidemiologist at the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention Climate and Health Program and the Division of Vector-borne Diseases where she developed ecological models related to West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Outside of the research world, she enjoys outdoor adventures of all kinds, growing and foraging whatever is possible in Alaskan soil, and slinging salmon while developing her commercial salmon business. She received her BA in Biology from Brandeis University, her MPH in Global Environmental Health from Emory University, and her PhD in Epidemiology / Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Speaker will present at 4pm. Doors open for seating and ordering food/drink at 3pm. Presentation is approximately 45 min-1hr.