National Academy of Sciences Hosts DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

By Editorial Team on February 18, 2019

Discussion: Thursday, February 21 from 6:30pm to 9pm

DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In February, the discussion will focus on Botany.

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American Sign Language interpretation provided.


  • 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Check-in
  • 6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks and community share.
  • 6:50 to 7:50 p.m. Speakers’ Presentations (order subject to change)
    • The Secret Lives of Floraborgs: Elizabeth Demaray, Sculptor and Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey
    • Archiving Eden: Dornith Doherty, Photographer and Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas, Denton. Featured CPNAS Exhibiting Artist in “Archiving Eden.”
    • Developing Next-Gen Plants for Biofuel: Important, Worthwhile, but Challenging! Edward Eisenstein, Associate Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University Of Maryland, College Park
    • Plants: A Conservation Blind Spot: Peggy Olwell, Plant Conservation Program Manager, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:50 to 8:30 p.m. Discussion moderated by JD Talasek, Director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30 to 9 p.m. Networking reception


DASER is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of art and science. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences or of Leonardo.

Visit CPNAS’s website for more information

National Academy of Sciences is located at 2101 Constitution Ave NW.