SD – Sanford PROMISE Teen Science Cafe (Sioux Falls)

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Lead Institution: Sanford PROMISE K-12 Science Exploration at Sanford Research, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The Sanford PROMISE Teen Science Café’s mission is to expose teens in southeastern South Dakota to the latest and greatest innovations in science and technology. Organized by high school students, our group is for students in the Sioux Falls area who share an interest in science.  Each café gathering includes new scientific topics and hands-on activities along with free snacks and beverages.  Contact us at or 605.312.6590 for information or to join us at our next café!

APPLICATIONS FOR 2019/20 Cafe Leadership Team due March 1, 2019.  Apply at:

Next Café:  Thursday, 3/21/2019 at 5:30pm, Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Topic/Theme: Into the Brain of a Neuroscientist
Speaker: Jacob (Jake) Cain, PhD; Sanford Research, Weimer Lab
Activities: TBD
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Previous Cafe’s: 

Thursday, 1/17/2019 at 5:30pm, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
STEM and Spherical Art with Dick Termes, Artist, Black Hills SD.
Activities: Building Termespheres with 9 or 12 point symmetry.

Thursday, 12/13/2018 at 5:30pm, Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Drone December with Nathan Hofflander and the Volare Project at Roosevelt HS
Activities: Drone Competitions

Tuesday, 10/23/2018
Halloween Brain Bash: Can a brain injury result in ZOMBIE like symptoms?
Speaker: Dr. Thayne Munce, Sanford Sports Institute
Activities: Test your brain, sheep brain dissections, and mouse brains under the microscope.

Date first café held: Pilot 4/25/2018: Celebrate DNA Day! Speaker: Dr. Jose Gonzalez, SDSU Plant Genetics & Genomics

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SD- Sanford PROMISE Teen Science Cafe

Sanford Center: 2301 E 60th St North
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104
Sanford PROMISE K-12 Science Exploration at Sanford Research
Liz McMillan Sanford PROMISE Program Director Contact Site