The "two scientists walk into a bar" event last Thursday was fantastic, both for the scientists and for the public. I only saw my own part of the broader event, but by all reports it was an incredible success, and it certainly was at my location.
Probably the most satisfying part of the evening was the numerous people who a) came specifically for this event, and b) who had no specific questions, but just wanted to learn more about what scientists do and why we love it.
I was also fortunate to have Steve Snyder, the new Executive Director of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, visit our location during the event, and am impressed with his dedication to his adopted city and the effort to interface with the public. We also had a great visit with reporters from the Uptown News.
In short, this was a blast, and I look forward to representing USD at future events (and teaching everyone why Fundulus is the greatest fish around).