Science Pub Portland - Mission Theater

Date: Jul. 16, 2013 Time: 7-9pm Located at: Mission Theater & Pub, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland
Who is this for: 21+ (or minor with adult) Cost: $5 suggested donation

Science Pub Portland - Mission Theater

Inventors At Work: The Minds and Motivation Behind Modern Inventions
with Brett Stern

From Steve Wozniak to Tim Leatherman, scientists, engineers, wild-eyed geniuses and amateur technologists have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of that singular “Eureka!” moment in their laboratories or garages. Their products have become famous, but what was their process of invention? This talk will offer insights into the nature of creativity and intuition, the skill-set needed and the force, motivation and obsession that must be summoned to spend endless hours searching for an answer to a question that no one else has asked or solving a problem most think has no solution.

Brett Stern, author of Inventors At Work, a collection of 23 interviews with inventors of famous products, innovations and technologies that have made life easier or changed the way we live. He is an industrial designer and inventor living in Portland, Oregon. He holds eight utility patents covering surgical instruments, medical implants, robotic garment-manufacturing systems and food packaging. He holds trademarks in 34 countries on his line of Beer Chips® snack foods that he created and marketed around the world. He has worked as an industrial design consultant for such clients as Pfizer, Howmedica, Revlon and Warner Bros. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Design. Stern’s work may be viewed at

Copies of Inventors At Work will be available for purchase and signing after the event.

Science Pub-Mission Theater is a monthly event open to anyone aged 21+ (or minor with adult). No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! 
$5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!
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