Science on Tap Event Focuses on Calorie Burn During Exercise

Monday 2, 2015

The second event in the new Science on Tap casual lecture series will be titled “How Much Fat Can a Fat Bike Bust? Mythbusting Tall Tales of Caloric Burn and Exercise.” Scott Drum and Phil Watts, health and human performance professors at Northern Michigan University, will be the co-presenters. The event starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Admission is free.

Drum and Watts will compare how myths related to caloric burn when snow biking and ultra-distance running, as illustrated in popular magazines, compare with scientific data and research.

 “Science on Tap” is a monthly pub series that features informal 20-30 minute presentations geared toward the general public and delivered by local scientists based on their research or areas of expertise. It is organized by the NMU chapter of Sigma Xi-The Scientific Research Society and hosted by the Ore Dock.

Katelyn Durst
Student Writer