Science by the Pint

Co-chairs: Hope Merens, Chris Rota, Divya Venkatasubramanian

Science by the Pint aims to connect cutting-edge scientific researchers and members of the general public in ways that are fun and informative. Pre-COVID, we hosted labs from around the Boston area at local bars for small-group discussions on their  research with general public audiences. Currently, we are pursuing a podcast initiative, Pint-Sized Science, where we host graduate student-led conversations with primary investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers from across the U.S about their work. Check out our new podcast episodes on SoundCloud or on our website, where you can also find more information about our previous events.

SbtP volunteers should: have a passion for scientific communication. Volunteers who have enjoyed working with SbtP in the past have had a strong interest in facilitating scientific discussions, and are comfortable playing “moderator” to such discussions in informal settings (like Boston-area bars!). For our most recent podcast initiative, volunteers working with us have also had interests in producing podcasts (interviewing professors, light audio editing) and exploring how to discuss complex research in an accessible manner.

SbtP volunteers don’t need to: have background in science outreach or communication is necessary. We help mentor and train volunteers in skills such as presenting science to the public, and more recently, with podcast recording and editing.

Interested? We are currently looking for more volunteers to help make podcasts with us! To get involved, please email sciencebythepint@gmail.com to talk with one of our co-chairs (Hope, Chris, Divya). We will have a virtual meeting in the fall with all our volunteers to start planning our next cycle of events/podcast episodes.