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Twin Ports Teen Science Café

Twin Ports Teen Science Café

, Minnesota

University of Minnesota Duluth

Cafe Leaders
Amy R. Kireta, PhD , Outreach Coordinator

What is Twin Ports Science Café?

Twin Ports high school students are invited to monthly meetings at the UMD campus. Presentation topics have been chosen by high school Teen Leaders who are working with UMD experts to ensure the content is relevant and engaging. It is not a lecture! Researchers will share a topic and provide the background for activities and discussion.

Past Café Topics

Café participants have explored gamification to encourage safe driving for young drivers (Industrial Engineering), the relevance of cyber security by using cryptography to make and break codes (Mathematics and Statistics), have launched rockets (interdisciplinary Science and Engineering), and explored microscopic life from Lake Superior (Aquatic Ecology).

How do Café Happen?

Teen Leaders talk with scientists and engineers, advertise, and organize the cafes. The work is supported by an SCSE committee with funding from Cirrus Aircraft. This program has been designed in collaboration with students from Duluth East, Superior, Denfeld, and Hermantown high schools. If you’re a high school student interested in being a teen leader, contact for more info

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