Science On Tap: The Chemistry Of Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 11, 2021
8:00 p.m.
Off Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Science On Tap

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.

Below is the information for November's Science On Tap:

Speaker: Jessie VandenPlas, Dept. of Chemistry, Grand Valley State University

Event Description:

Are you in need of some dinner table conversation this Thanksgiving? Trying to avoid delicate topics with your relatives?? Come learn some fascinating facts about how your Thanksgiving dinner is impacted by the wide world of chemistry that will make you the star of this holiday! What makes your dinner rolls rise? How do you get your turkey perfectly browned? Is tryptophan really the reason you need a 4 hour nap after dinner? Can chemistry help you perfect grandma’s mashed potatoes? These questions and more will be answered in this talk from a certified food-lover/chemist.

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This event was added to the calendar by Laura Stroik ( on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:04 p.m.