Tuesday, October 15, 2019

OSU Cascades Science Pub

Modular and Portable: A New Way to Help Water Stressed Communities

Old St. Francis School - Father Luke's Room

5:30 pm doors, 6:30 pm presentation

Free: Registration required

Minor with parent or guardian

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About Modular and Portable: A New Way to Help Water Stressed Communities

Modular and Portable: A New Way to Help Water Stressed Communities

Around the globe, fresh water is increasingly scarce and untreated wastewater creates mounting public health challenges. Existing water desalination and wastewater treatment plants are large, permanent and expensive structures — features that are barriers for providing clean water in rural and impoverished areas, and in locations where water is needed urgently.

Join OSU-Cascades researcher Bahman Abbasi to learn about efforts underway at the Bend campus to help stressed communities around the world by using thermal sciences to design innovative and perhaps lifesaving technologies.

Abbasi is the recipient of more than $4 million in research awards from the U.S. Department of Energy to turn salt water into drinking water, and to treat hydraulic fracturing wastewater to improve the public health and environmental impact concerns associated with untreated wastewater.

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About OSU Cascades Science Pub

OSU Cascades Science Pub

A collaboration between OSU-Cascades and OSU's main campus in Corvallis brings you some of OSU's leading researchers. Delve into their fascinating worlds in casual Science Pubs held monthly at McMenamins in Bend, and in Sisters and Sunriver. No scientific background required-just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!

Science Pubs offer a full menu and no-host bar. Networking begins at 5:30 pm

Reservations Required and Limited to 100
Science Pubs take place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30 pm, and the presentation begins at 6:30 pm Science Pubs are free to community members, but reservations are required. Space is limited to 100 guests. Register by 5:00 pm the day prior to each Science Pub at http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs.

About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s branch campus in Bend, Ore., features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and four graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism and outdoor leadership. The branch campus expanded to a four-year university in fall 2015; its new campus will open in fall 2016.