Science On Tap
Date and TimeThursday, November 14, 2019
Science on Tap, co-sponsored by GVSU and SpeakEZ Lounge, is an opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction between scientists and the public while drinking beer. Each month at SpeakEZ, a knowledgeable expert hosts a scientific discussion about current topics in the news such as ebola and the paleo diet. This is a great chance to exercise your academic interests in a casual setting while enjoying great food and adult beverages.
The information for November's Science On Tap is below:
Title: Why Is The U.S. So Lousy At (Men’s) Soccer?
Speaker: Rob Deaner, Dept. of Psychology, GVSU
Location: SpeakEZ Lounge | 600 Monroe Ave. NW Grand Rapids 49503
Date: Thursday, November 14
The U.S. men and women are both highly successful in international sports competition (e.g., Olympics), yet only the women excel in international soccer. In this talk, I will quantify just how poorly the U.S. is at producing elite male soccer players and then explore possible causes of this phenomenon, drawing on research from history, economics, sports science, and psychology.