Laos joined the global Pint of Science family on Monday 9 May, when the first-ever Pint of Science Laos kicked off in Vientiane!
Hats off to the Pint of Science Laos Team: Tamalee Roberts, Kaisone Padith, Vayouly Vidhamaly, Padthana Kiedsathid, Aphaphone Adsamouth, Latsaniphone Boutthasavong, Manophab Luangraj, and Bountoy Sibounheuang!
Led by LOMWRU’s Matt Robinson, the Pint of Science Laos team put together a full 2-day programme at Scipresso, Vientiane's only science-themed café. Hosted by Matt and Kaisone, the first night, Mon 9 May, saw talks on artificial intelligence and its use on Instagram beauty influencers, the life of the Lao warty newt, and we discovered what life is really like for a pathologist at the Cancer Center, Mittaphab Hospital. The second evening, Tues 10 May, hosted by Vilada Chansamouth and Latsaniphone, featured talks on biodiversity in the Mekong region, COVID-19 in Laos, and disease transmission by animals. A fun and entertaining time was had by all!
This year, Pint of Science is being held in 25 countries, and over 800 cities, between 9-11 May. We hope that Pint of Science Thailand will be able to go ahead very soon. No dates are set as yet, but we will announce it when possible.
- Text and photos courtesy of Matt Robinson.