In 2013 Science on Tap presenters discussed topics ranging from the relationships between art and science and technology, to the creation of the first sports-car hybrid.
Jordan Miller talked about 3D printing temporary templates of blood vessels made from sugar and how this technology affects the future of organ regeneration research.
Simon Hauger shared his story of urban high-school students creating the world’s first sports-car hybrid.
Clare Flemming, Brooke Dolan Archivist, described the unexpected contents of the Academy of Natural Sciences Archives.
Using computer-based image analysis and historical detective work, Alex Boxer considered the famous anamorphic skull in Hans Holbein’s painting The Ambassadors.
Science on Tap presented its third annual PSF Science Quizzo. Teams squared off to answer tidbits of science trivia in this all-out battle for top scientific prowess.
Visual artist Laura Splan explored how the biology of the body enters the quotidian landscape through cultural production and historical events.
David Rini talked about the evolution of the profession of medical and scientific illustration in the United States, from crow quill pens to highly sophisticated 3D animation.
Doug Jerolmack discussed the origins of the Mississippi Delta and the scientific principles behind the causes and consequences of modern wetland loss in coastal Louisiana.
Entomologist Greg Cowper discussed the collision of art, science, and natural history at Eastern State Penitentiary.
Jane E. Boyd and Matthew Fisher gave a peek behind the scenes of an innovative long-term exhibit at the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
CHF’s Carin Berkowitz shared the story of Sir Charles Bell, an anatomist who saw anatomy and art as closely related subjects.
Charles Delwiche spoke about algae and how they can give clues to the earliest evolution of life on Earth and suggest strategies for coping with some of the world’s most pressing problems.