Tuesday, February 19, 2019

OSU Cascades Science Pub

The Boom and Bust Cycles of Rivers

Old St. Francis School - Father Luke's Room

5 pm doors, 6:30 pm presentation

Free: Registration required

Minor with parent or guardian

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About The Boom and Bust Cycles of Rivers

The Boom and Bust Cycles of Rivers

Learn how mathematics and physics can reveal the hidden secrets of rivers, and insights into the deep relationships they have with landscapes, ecosystems and societies. Drawing on his recent Princeton University Press book, Where the River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth’s Waterways, Sean Fleming will look at topics like why rivers run where they do; how the same river can flood one year, yet dry up the next; how we forecast floods and water supplies; the impacts of climate change; and even whether rivers have “memories.” He also explores how science can help address the threats our watersheds face.

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.