Central Indiana Science Outreach

About CINSO

  Founded three years ago by local scientists to provide opportunities for researchers to share their work with the public, CINSO (Central Indiana Science Outreach), together with the Indiana State Museum, invite you to attend monthly programs, like Books, Booze & Brains, to geek out with fellow science fans and Hoosier scientists while enjoying signature cocktails (for ages 21+ only).

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Books, Booze & Brains: A Book Club for the Scientifically Curious

Join facilitator Cari Lewis Tsinovoi and an expert scientist at this monthly book club to talk about a popular science-themed book and sip a signature cocktail mixed by Centerpoint Brewing Company (1125 E Brookside Ave Suite 2B). Books, Booze & Brains is a program of CINSO, Indiana Humanities, the Indiana State Museum, and the organizers of March for Science Indianapolis.

2018 EVENTS:

May 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; Presenter Robert Pascuzzi, MD, Department of Neurology, IU School of Medicine

Books, Booze and Brains dates, times and places can also be found on the CINSO Facebook page. Haven't been before? Take a look at this video from the Oct. 17 event on Oliver Sacks Musicophilia featuring IUPUI Professor Meganne Masko.

Calling all scientists! 

Science Communication & Professional Development
Share your work with school groups and visitors at the museum. Work with our education staff to develop hands-on activities related to your field. Join a network of Indiana-based scientists working together to improve science communication in our state. Contact Mel Fox, PhD, Indiana State Museum Science and Innovation Program Manager, at mfox1@indianamuseum.org.

taste of science

April 23 - 25
Sip a beverage, snack on some pretzels and join us on a three-day science-sprint. Three days, three Indianapolis breweries, all of the innovation, sciences and discussions we can muster.

Get your free tickets here.

Monday, April 23rd, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fountain Square Brewery: Tech Me Out
In this performance presentation, composer, performer, and educator Jordan Munson will demonstrate the use of technology as a compositional tool. Munson will share his fascination with the change of sonic information that occurs as you interpret sound back and forth between digital and analog. Through live performance, he will also demonstrate how sound can be interpreted via visual medium.

Round Town Brewery: Planet Earth
Earth, the place we call home, and yet we know so little about our pale blue dot. Join Jenna Marston from Dow Agroscience and Dr. Ed Hermann from Indiana University as we take a closer look at our planet.

Black Acre Brewing Co.: Our Society
Explore our society with Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel from Indiana University.

Tuesday, April 24th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fountain Square Brewery: Our Body
Explore our past and present medical research with Sarah Halter from Indiana Medical History Museum and Dan Rusyniak from Indiana University.

Round Town Brewery: Our Society
Explore our society with Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel from Indiana University.

Black Acre Brewing Co.: Tech Me Out 
In this performance presentation, composer, performer, and educator Jordan Munson will demonstrate the use of technology as a compositional tool. Munson will share his fascination with the change of sonic information that occurs as you interpret sound back and forth between digital and analog. Through live performance, he will also demonstrate how sound can be interpreted via visual medium.

Wednesday, April 25th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fountain Square Brewery: Beautiful Mind
Enjoy a cold brew while learning about the mystery and wonder of your brain with Dr. Sharlene Newman and Dr. Meganne Masko from IUPUI.

Round Town Brewery: Atoms to Galaxies 
Come explore the intriguing world of forensics with Paulita Thomason with the Indiana State Police and Dr. Christine Picard from IUPUI.

Black Acre Brewing Co.: Our Body
Explore our past and present medical research with Sarah Halter from Indiana Medical History Museum and Dan Rusyniak from Indiana University.