Toben Lafrancois, PhD

Research Associate

Northland College


Welcome!

 

Ashland Science on Tap offers anyone the opportunity, for the price of a glass of beer or cup of coffee, to explore with us the latest news in science and technology.


Join us on the (mostly) third Tuesday of each month!

 "Meteorite Hunting in Antarctica"

Learn about living and working in the world's harshest environment! Mr. Ballou was a member of the 2010-11 and 2013-14 ANSMET (Antarctic Search for Meteorites) teams, while a geologist at Beloit College.

TUESDAY APRIL 16, 6:30 PM


Stephen Ballou

Aquatics and Invasives Outreach Ranger

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore


 "Lake Superior and the Younger Dryas Cold Period: Observing Our Last Ice Age Through Cosmogenic Nuclides"

Ms. Morency and Ms. Prince will describe a new tool for dating glacial landscapes that they applied here in the Lake Superior basin, as they tell the story of our last ice age.

Michael R. Olson, PhD
NADP Coordinator
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

University of Wisconsin – Madison


TUESDAY MARCH 19, 6:30 PM


TUESDAY JANUARY 15, 6:30 PM


Ashland Science on Tap

 "The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP): The Past, Present, and Future of Monitoring Pollutants in Precipitation"

Dr. Olson, a graduate of Washburn High School, offered to share his research on air pollution with us. His ongoing interest in pollution and global health will surely make this a scintillating discussion.

Michelle Morency and Karlee Prince

Undergraduate Researchers

Northland College


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 6:30 PM


OUR SCHEDULE

 "Invasive Zebra Mussels and Native Mussel Communities in the Apostle Islands: Results from Recent SCUBA Surveys and Genetic Source Population Analysis"

We welcome back Dr. Lafrancois and look forward to his presentation, based on a 2017 SCUBA survey of the Apostle Islands -- the first since 1991.