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 […]

Interactive Cafés: Online Edition

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WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: CU Science Discovery has been delivering engaging, hands-on, materials rich programming to students for more than 35 years. Now we can say we have almost one year’s experience delivering many of those programs for students online! We’d love to share our experience in order to help you make your cafés as interactive, fun, […]

Part I: Constructing a Communication Hub—Virtual Planning Meeting Room—for Youth Leaders

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WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: The Gateway Teen Science Cafés & The Academy of Science-St. Louis will be sharing a practical, intuitive, and user friendly tool they're using to foster online communication & collaboration. Network leaders will deliver a demonstration on how to use Google Slides to create a Virtual Planning Meeting Room space, along with an overview of […]

How Psychological Science Can Help You Succeed in ANY Organization

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DESCRIPTIONS: Farms. Factories. Everything in between. They're all organizations, or groups of people who work together for a common goal. For over a century, social-science researchers have tried to understand organizations to help them run better. In this workshop, you'll have a chance to think about your own experience in organizations as a way of […]

TEEN SCIENCE CAFE: ANESTHESIOLOGY

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TEEN SCIENCE CAFE: ANESTHESIOLOGY Have you ever been under anesthesia? If not, could you imagine being completely awake, feeling every incision, and hearing every sound during your operation? Fortunately, this is only a hypothetical scenario because we have anesthesia! The science of anesthesia began in the late 19th century and has drastically evolved. Anesthesia is […]

Breaking the Solar System (and Other Ways Simulations Help Us Understand Our Universe)

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Do you know high school students who are curious about how different galaxies in the universe formed and evolved? Or how astronomers use computers to simulate our universe? If they have wondered, they’re not alone! For years scientists have been trying to answer questions about the mysteries that exist in our universe. To discover the answers by experimenting with the […]

Youth In Action: Diving into Ocean Biodiversity with Jackson Powell

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Description: Join Scientist in Every Florida School and EarthEcho International for a conversation with Jackson Powell, marine biologist and Ph.D. student at Florida State University. Dive in as we learn more about invertebrates, the most biodiverse groups on Earth. During this live event, we will speak with Jackson about his research on marine invertebrates, learn […]

Opioids: An Epidemic Within a Pandemic

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, our communities had been facing a decades-long epidemic of opioid addiction. At this time, over half of us could identify someone who had died from an overdose. While we were beginning to see improvements in the opioid-related overdoses and treatment access towards the end of the 2010s, we have seen […]

Wildfire!

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The western states have all been affected by intense wildfires in recent years, whether by the smoke emitted from fire hundreds of miles away, the immediate threat of wildfires to our communities or valued natural resources, or the evacuation of friends and family from threatened areas. A century of fire suppression has left our forests […]

Moon Rocks and Mars Quakes

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Hosted by Teen STEM Café: Feed your mind! REGISTER TODAY! In partnership with the DeKalb Public Library.T Join us for a fun, interactive online STEM Café – created by teens for teens. We’ll explore the science of space exploration and astronomy, as we: • Meet the NIU Mars Rover team. • Experience hands-on astronomy activities. […]

Part II: Working with Cafe Youth Leaders Virtually

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WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: The Gateway Teen Science Cafés & The Academy of Science-St. Louis will be sharing how their user friendly tool supports the development & implementation of their virtual, online programming. Network leaders will once again deliver a demonstration of how they use the Virtual Planning Meeting Room in action with their Teen Leaders. Webinar […]