The Scariest Things in the Universe Are Black Holes

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The Scariest Things in the Universe Are Black Holes (and falling into a black hole is easily the worst way to die!) Presented by: Christopher Impey University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy University of Arizona REGISTER NOW See Dr. Impey’s article on black holes in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/the-scariest-things-in-the-universe-are-black-holes-and-here-are-3-reasons-148615 Also see the NASA information page on black […]

Café Breaks (01/07)

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Similar to a virtual water cooler, Café Breaks offer adult leaders opportunities to share what’s on their mind by telling TSCN Team Members about café related needs, ideas, opportunities, challenges, and anything else! REGISTER TODAY!  

Behind the Scenes: Among Us

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Learn what it takes to explore space and how tasks can make or break a mission! Featuring former NASA employee and current EROS/USGS specialist Ryan Brown! Watch On: South Dakota Discovery Center's Facebook or YouTube Page. Also on Twitch: @STEM_SAVVY

Big Picture or Detail? How We Need Both in Environmental Science

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DESCRIPTION: The Earth’s surface consists of bedrock, soil, water, air, and living things that have been interacting for billions of years and are a vital for sustaining life. However, the age of humans or the “Anthropocene” is putting unprecedented pressure on our planet and disturbances such as extreme storms, flooding, droughts, and fires might not […]

Network Analysis for Applications in Biology

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DESCRIPTION: The world we live in can be characterized as a complex system of interconnected entities. One way to describe these types of systems are through networks, or a collection of objects that are connected to one another in same manner. The field of graph theory in mathematics provides the basic ideas for network analysis, […]

Café Breaks (01/21)

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Similar to a virtual water cooler, Café Breaks offer adult leaders opportunities to share what’s on their mind by telling TSCN Team Members about café related needs, ideas, opportunities, challenges, and anything else! REGISTER TODAY!

Geology: Dinosaurs & More!

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Announcing Saluki Teen Science Café: Geology! THURSDAY, January 21 @ 6pm (CST). The Saluki Teen Science Café Team looks at rocks, fossils, dinosaurs and more! You and your students and families are invited. REGISTER TODAY! Our presenter is Alexandra Apgar, SIU Geology Student Researcher and Dinosaur Hunter. We will discuss Geology research, interests, experiences and your questions. Grab a […]

SC Codes

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ARE YOU A TEEN OR DO YOU KNOW A TEEN WHO IS INTERESTED IN CODING? Join the South Carolina Aquarium and the Museum of York County for a virtual Teen Science Café! Explore free, online coding opportunities, get the scoop on the newest technology careers and learn about the different industries hiring coders in South […]

Harnessing Microbes to Protect the Environment

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DESCRIPTION: If you looked inside one the red tanks shown in the above photo, you would see what can appropriately be described as “muck.” Contained within the muck are millions and millions of microorganisms eating wastes and excreting a valuable product. Specifically, bacteria and archaea work together to convert cow manure and food waste into […]

Ruminant Nutrition: The Symbiotic Relationship Between the Cow and Her Microbes

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DESCRIPTION: Cattle (among other select herbivores) contain a four - compartment stomach with the largest compartment being the rumen. The rumen is home to billions of microbes that degrade and ferment feed material that are ingested by the cow. The microbial by-products or “wastes” produced during fermentation are highly beneficial to the cow and positively […]

Café Breaks: A Virtual Water Cooler (02/04)

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Similar to a virtual water cooler, Café Breaks offer adult leaders opportunities to share what’s on their mind by telling TSCN Team Members about café related needs, ideas, opportunities, challenges, and anything else! REGISTER TODAY!

Black Holes and Einstein’s Gravity

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Do you know high school students who have wondered about black holes and what makes them among the most mysterious objects in the universe? Or what the fate is of something orbiting around the black hole? If they have wondered, they’re not alone! For years scientists have been trying to answer questions about black holes.   Please […]

How We Look Inside a Solar Cell: A Nonlinear Approach to Impedance Spetroscopy

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DESCRIPTION: At its heart, a solar cell is a device where photons come in and current, or electricity, comes out. A useful measure of how a solar cell works is the ratio of in to out, which we call the impedance. To make the math easier, conventional techniques that measure impedance assume that as we […]

Unlocking the Climate Secrets of the Polar Regions

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Join us for our next virtual STEM Café, scheduled for February 17, 2021, 6:00 P.M. (CST), Unlocking the Climate Secrets of the Polar Regions.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Reed Scherer, NIU Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences.  Dr. Scherer spent 10 seasons on the Antarctic continent and five shipboard expeditions around the world, […]

Café Breaks: A Virtual Water Cooler (02/18)

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Similar to a virtual water cooler, Café Breaks offer adult leaders opportunities to share what’s on their mind by telling TSCN Team Members about café related needs, ideas, opportunities, challenges, and anything else! Register Today!

Portable Nuclear Reactors: Power for our Planet & Beyond

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Please join Café Scientifique-New Mexico for our upcoming café featuring Mikeala Blood, R&D nuclear engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory under the civilian microreactor program. Hosted via Zoom Webinar. REGISTER TODAY! DESCRIPTION: Imagine a technology delivered by truck or plane that generates enough energy to power a small town for at least 10 years without […]

Dive In with a Dolphin Researcher

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Join the South Carolina Aquarium and the Museum of York County for a virtual Teen Science Café! Dive in with South Carolina Aquarium educator and dolphin researcher, Meghan Galipeau, as she teaches you all about one of Charleston’s favorite residents, the bottlenose dolphin. The Aquarium and the Museum of York County are hosting free virtual […]

Out of this World: Exotic Atmospheres on Exoplanets

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Join the Delaware Teen Science Café for a virtual event to explore the fascinating weather on alien worlds with Sarah E. Moran, Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University. The Delaware Teen Science Café is designed for teens in grades 7-12 by teens. This event is on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered […]

Learning About COVID Tracing through Waste Water & Engineering!

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Are you interested in science and related STEM careers? Join the Denver Teen Science Cafe to hear from Chong Woo speak about testing for COVID in water samples and working as an engineer! For more information and to access the meeting link, join our Remind by texting @TeenSciDen to 81010

Psychology of Friendship

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The Museum of Nature & Science invites all middle and high school students to join us online for a virtual “Teen Science Café” with guest presenters Sarah Wheat and Angela-Faith Thomas, graduate students in NMSU’s psychology department. The event will be held through a closed Zoom webinar at 6pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Please […]

Endangered Crops of Vermont

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DESCRIPTION: Crop diversity is a key component of our food security. Different crops not only provide us with the range of nutrients we need for healthy diets, but they also vary in their tolerance to diseases, insect herbivores, drought, extreme heat, and cold. In a challenging environment like the one we have in Vermont, this […]

Ship to Shore: Seafloor to Seabirds in the Coral Sea

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Photo credit: Michelle Schwengel-Regala Please join Café Scientifique-New Mexico for an exciting opportunity to take a live tour of the Seafloor to Seabirds in the Coral Sea expedition. The R/V Falkor will be docked offshore near Queensland Australia in the Coral Sea Marine Park. REGISTER TODAY! Teens will be able to learn about the expedition […]

World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest

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The World of 7 Billion student video contest bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges students to create a short video connecting world population growth to one of three global challenges: Promoting Environmental Justice, Strengthening Global Health and Re-Imagining Industrial Systems. 80+ cash prizes will be awarded, and […]

Garbage Patch Story Map

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Presented by Desiray Wilson from NASA. REGISTER TODAY! Purpose Using various visualizations (i.e., images, charts, and graphs), students will explore ocean circulation patterns as they relate to the world's ocean garbage patches using NASA ocean currents data. Students will investigate the forces that contribute to ocean circulation patterns, and how debris, especially plastics, travel from […]