Science Pub Corvallis offers thought-provoking presentations along with good food and drink in an informal atmosphere. Interact with experts, ask silly questions and leave feeling more nourished and knowledgeable. No scientific background is required – just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite! 

For the 2020-2021 season Science Pubs will be presented in a virtual format.  Register to get login information, and enjoy food and drink from your own kitchen as you join viewers from across the state for these informative sessions.

Fires in the West:

How to build fire adaptive communities for the future

Nov. 9, 2020
Speaker: Erica Fischer, Ph.D., PE
Assistant Professor
School of Civil and Construction Engineering
Oregon State University


The 2020 fire season has brought devastation to Oregon’s central Cascade range. As communities recover and other communities look to mitigate for wildfire hazards, there are many elements that can be considered, particularly as our climate grows hotter and dryer. Fischer will discuss the wildland urban interface and choices that can be made to reduce damage to infrastructure in the future.

Reminders and a link to the event will be sent via email.

  Held on the second Monday of the month, Science Pub is sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Downtown Corvallis Association, OSU-Cascades and Oregon State University.

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  Podcasts of previous Corvallis Science Pub events on topics such as “Technology in the Fields” and “From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science” are available.

  For accommodations for disabilities or questions, contact University Events at 541-737-4717 or

Make sure to secure your tickets for Science Pub Corvallis. Please read the specifics below.

  • This is a free event, but registration is recommended.
  • Registration typically opens three weeks prior to each Science Pub.
  • Only register if you plan on attending, please.
  • If plans change, please cancel your reservation via your initial confirmation email or by calling 541-737-4717.

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