Research on Tap brings together groups of BU researchers around important topics. Join us to hear BU faculty and researchers deliver four-minute micro-talks. Then stick around for wine, cheese, and lively discussion with colleagues. Browse upcoming events below, view past events, or learn more about this series. This series is open to faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.

If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact or send us your proposal using the topic suggestion form.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation (e.g., ASL interpreters, Communication Access Realtime Translation – CART), please email Please submit requests for accommodations as soon as possible.

Upcoming Events

Safety, Justice, and Health in US Cities

Wednesday, March 15 | 4-6 pm

Highlights from multidisciplinary research exposing links between safety, justice, and health in US cities, and exploring solutions through community-based and policy-engaged work. 

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Environmental Cultures, Power, and Equity

Wednesday, March 22 | 4-6 pm

Presenters will share research on how humans have inhabited, crafted meaning around, and dealt with power and inequity in their environments, as well as how we now grapple with the design and implementation of technological and social systems that sustain human well-being with equitable and effective responses to climate change.

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Broadening Participation in Computing

Tuesday, April 18 | 4:30-6:30 pm

Highlights from researchers and practitioners working to increase engagement at all stages of the education and workforce pipeline for computing and data sciences, and those studying the impacts of inequities produced as a result of lack of diverse participation in these sectors.  

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Research on Tap: Neuroscience to Data Science and Back

Tuesday, May 2 | 4:00-6:00 pm

This Research on Tap will bring together faculty from across BU presenting cutting edge research in neuroscience and data science, and exploring how these fields are rapidly evolving—hand-in-hand.

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