Science on Tap to host two programs

Paul Shapiro, vice president of the Human Society of the U.S., will speak Monday at a Science on Tap event.
Paul Shapiro, vice president of the Human Society of the U.S., will speak Monday at a Science on Tap event.

Science on Tap, casual discussions about science hosted by Biomedical Sciences, will host programs focused on animal welfare and the synergy between HIV and tuberculosis.

Paul Shapiro, vice president of the Human Society of the U.S., will present "The Right Climate for a Saner Diet" on Monday, October 26, at 7 p.m. at the SpeakEZ Lounge, 600 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids. 

Shapiro will discuss the current state of farm animal treatment, and suggestions for improving their welfare. The event is sponsored by Vegan Grand Rapids.

Julie Turner, a microbiologist from the Van Andel Institute, will discuss the relationship between HIV and tuberculosis on November 12 at 8 p.m. at the SpeakEZ Lounge.

For more information about Science on Tap, contact Cara Ocobock at ocobockc@gvsu.edu, or find the series on Facebook, search for “Science on Tap Grand Rapids.” Students under 21 are welcome.