Join Cool Science for Science on Tap every 2nd Monday of the month at Jack Quinn’s in downtown Colorado Springs. Presenters begin at 6:30 pm with food and drink available beginning at 6:00 pm. A wide variety of fascinating topics are presented by local scientists for informal discussion, and the relaxed atmosphere encourages anyone and everyone to come explore the latest ideas in science and technology. From practical to theoretical, the presentations and group interactions provide a fun and interesting way to gain an understanding of the world around us.
Next On Tap: February 11, 2018
The Grain Chain
This presentation will focus on heritage and ancient grains, exploring their role in small-to-medium scale agriculture, food culture, human nutrition and wellbeing, and community cooperation. Heritage and ancient grains offer broad artisan and culinary applications along with opportunities in research and education, but restoring them as part of a healthful and sustainable grain chain presents with numerous challenges.
Nanna Meyer is an Associate Professor in Health Sciences with focus on nutrition, exercise, health, and sustainability. Nanna founded the Sport Nutrition Graduate Program in 2009, while working with Olympic athletes and helping to establish sport nutrition as a profession both nationally and internationally. As the world’s urgency to address climate change and health is rising, Nanna’s time is now also devoted to integrating local and regional food systems in her teaching, research and service, including the topic of grain. With Grain School at UCCS, her goal is to work on restoring a healthful and sustainable grain chain in the Rocky Mountain region and opening the world of “whole, heritage, and ancient grains” to students and professionals interested in reinventing their plates, menus, breads, and malts.
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