There is near consensus in the scientific community about the benefits of happy hour. Benefit from “Scientific Proofs,” a monthly gathering for grownups who like to geek out on science. Each month we have conversations about interesting, sometimes hot-button, science topics led by a variety of area scientists, leaders, and professionals. All events are FREE… minus the food and drinks!


September 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Mellow Mushroom
3922 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Our August Innovation Panel has earned an encore! Join us for pizza, beer, and insider info from scientists on the cutting edge. Here’s what we ordered for our second round:

Innovation Panel

Ken & Gina Thompson: Superbugs
Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to ALL or most antibiotics, sometimes leaving physicians helpless and only able to observe if their patients live or die. UoL researchers are developing a rapid superbug detection test which will help assist in getting the right therapy for patients with superbug infections and prevent their spread.

Tim Gornet Team: Additive Manufacturing
Perhaps you’ve seen or heard of 3-D Printers making plastic bobbles, but what are these machines doing in University labs? Explore the work of the Rapid Prototyping Lab, and the devices being created from the ground up to provide new solutions to real-life problems in healthcare, energy, the environment, communications, and security.

Stu Williams: Colonizing Mars
Explore the work being done at the other KSC — Kennedy Space Center – – preparing a biofabricated and bioprinted payload for experiments on the ISS. Discover how we plan to be ready to colonize mars and use biofabrication capabilities to help future inhabitants.

Upcoming proofs dates:
October 25 – TBA
November 29 – “Notes from the Field” – Steve Yanoviak (Rainforests and Lightning) and John Wise (Whales and Ocean Pollution)
December 27 – TBA



      • January 25 – A Risk Analysis of General Artificial Intelligence, presented Dr. Roman Yampolskiy, Speed School of Engineering and NGS Group, University of Louisville
      • February 22 – Science Fiction Double Feature, presented by John Bucher, Hazard Mitigation Planner, Stantec & Josh Human, Senior Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Consultant, Stantec and by Rich Boling, Vice President, Techshot
      • March 29 – Hike For Your Lives, presented Dr. George Bosse, Medical Director of the Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital and Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Louisville School of Medicine
      • April 26 – Math FTW, presented by Churchill Downs, Horseshoe Southern Indiana, and University of Louisville’s Dr. Jake Wildstrom
      • June 21 – Space.Pizza, presented by Space Tango and Kentucky Science Center
      • July 12 – The Psychology of Confidence, presented by Berea College’s Dr. David Porter

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