Suds and Science

Suds and Science events are where a host research group of Sigma Xi members present their research and guide a tour of their facilities. The tour group and host laboratory then adjourn to a campus pub for further discussions. These events provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about key research groups on campus and establish interdisciplinary collaborations. These “members first” events are open to the OSU community, but reservations are required and Sigma Xi members have the opportunity to sign up early.

Special thanks to our most recent presenter, Dr. Clark Spencer Larsen, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Anthropology and former President of The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi. As a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Larsen has conducted biological anthropologist research focused the history of the human condition, viewed from the perspective of health, quality of life, adaptation, and lifestyle during the last 10,000 years of human evolution using methods of analysis like biomechanics, paleopathology, and dietary reconstruction (with stable isotope analysis and tooth microwear). Dr. Larsen delivered a fascinating talk on his lab’s current research on March 8.

For more information on the work performed by Dr. Larsen and described in the March Suds for Science, please visit the following link: