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! 

We are starting off the season with Science Pubs 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.

Next Pub: Monday, May 9, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Perspectives and Complexities of Responsible Offshore Wind Development in Oregon

Learning to adapt to change is a daily practice. “Think global. Act local. Now.” is a saying that reflects geospatial and temporal perspective. Large complex issues such as climate change, energy and food security present us with challenges and the need for thoughtful, creative, and complementary solutions. Renewable energy, on land and at sea, are among the many potential exciting solutions in consideration and practice. There are, however, no silver bullets and finding lasting solutions come with the need for careful consideration, being explicit about the tradeoffs, and minimizing the negative impacts. Responsible offshore wind energy generation off the coast of Oregon is the contemporary issue on the docket for the May 9th Science Pub. Come listen and discuss aspects such as time and timing, place and space, nascent technology, and environmental and socioeconomic considerations.

Flaxen D L Conway

Director, Marine Resource Management Graduate Program

Professor / Extension Specialist, Oregon State University / Oregon Sea Grant



    Sponsors of the OSU Science Pub include OSU and OSU-Cascades, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.



    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, by emailing or by calling 541-737-4717.


      Held on the second Monday of the month, Science Pub is sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 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

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