Teen Science Café Network (TSCN) and our Teen Science Cafés (TSC) are a National Science Foundation-funded professional evaluation-backed program based on our Values of elevating teen voice, teen choice, and 21st-century skill development.

Teen Science Café Network (TSCN)


Our Origin Story

In 2007, STEM experts Michelle Hall and Michael Mayhew received a National Science Foundation grant to create a Café Scientifique program, later Teen Science Café, for teens in four New Mexican cities: Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Albuquerque, and Española.  Their program was based on the science café model, where adults gather at casual public venues and listen to STEM experts give talks on their research and projects. Years later, Teen Science Cafés have spread across the nation. View the short video below to learn more.