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Northern Mexico is filled with thousands of spectacular caves that are quite remote-- often tucked away in the mountains many hours back from paved roads. The vast majority of these caves have never been previously explored and thus have no maps. Come join us for an evening learning about the techniques for cave discovery, mapping technology, and the surprising amount of logistics that goes into an adventure like this. Mike Davlantes is a local small business owner, caver, canyoneer, and general adventurer who will be sharing his story with us.
Join us as Dr. Margot Becktell brings her research alive. Margot studies late blight of petunias caused by Phytophthora infestans, the same plant pathogen that destroyed the potato crops in Ireland during the Irish potato famine.
Join us and Professor Sarah Lanci for an evening of material science as explained through chocolate. What is crystal structure? Why does it matter? How does it apply to the materials in our world? You’ll explore answers to these questions through observation, testing, and (of course) tasting of chocolate.
Join us for an evening of the science and study of wine and winemaking and pairing wine with delicious appetizers.