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January 2017

ROBOTICS

January 21 @ 08:00 - 15:00

The VEX IQ challenge uses a robotics kit of the same name that was designed to be simple and easy for students as young as 8 to use. Structural pieces snap together and come apart without tools, allowing for quick build times and easy modifications. A variety of gears, wheels and other accessories allows for customization of robots. Each year’s team challenge is different and the team must accomplish a task with its robot they built and programmed. The event is…

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Junior Cafe Scientifique

January 21 @ 09:30 - 11:00
Museum of Science and Technology,
500 South Franklin St
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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TACNY Junior Café Scientifique: GMOs @ Museum of Science & Technology Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Sara Velardi, a PhD candidate in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy at SUNY College of Environmental Sciences, will lead a discussion aimed at middle school students about genetically modified organisms from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. “Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been a popular topic in mass media today, with opponents…

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February 2017
Free

Jhumpa Lahiri – Pulitzer Prize in 2000

February 7 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Hendricks Chapel Syracuse University,
Syracuse University
Syracuse, 13344 United States
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Jhumpa Lahiri was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for “Interpreter of Maladies” (Houghton Mifflin, 1999) her debut story collection exploring issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants. She delved further into the immigrant experience with “The Namesake” (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), which was made into a Fox Searchlight feature film in 2007. Her book of short stories, “Unaccustomed Earth” (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008), won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award (the world’s largest prize for a…

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Junior Cafe Scientifique

February 18 @ 09:30 - 11:00
Museum of Science and Technology,
500 South Franklin St
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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TACNY Junior Café Scientifique: Water Pathogens @ Museum of Science & Technology Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Charles T. Driscoll, PhD, a Distinguished and University Professor in Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, will lead a discussion aimed at middle school students about water-borne pathogens from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. Driscoll will discuss how English physician John Snow traced the cause of an 1854…

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March 2017

Engineering Silk Proteins for Regenerative Medicine

March 3 @ 12:00 - 14:30

2017 Stevenson Biomaterials Lecturer David L. Kaplan Stern Family Endowed Professor of Engineering, Professor & Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering,Distinguished University Professor, Tufts University,Director, NIH P41 Resource Center on Tissue Engineering,Editor-in-Chief, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engi, Engineering Silk Proteins for Regenerative Medicine   Abstract: Silk is one of the oldest biomaterials, utilized as sutures and in wound healing for centuries, yet undergoing a rebirth into new biomaterial formats and applications over the past few decades.  One key to this emergence…

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Brandon Stanton – Humans of New York

March 6 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Hendricks Chapel Syracuse University,
Syracuse University
Syracuse, 13344 United States
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Brandon Stanton, creator of the phenomenally popular Humans of New York accounts on Facebook and Instagram, will speak in Syracuse University’s Goldstein Auditorium on Monday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. The second spring speaker for the University Lectures, Stanton wrote two companion books: “Humans of New York” in 2013 and “Humans of New York: Stories” in 2015. His appearance is sponsored in cooperation with University Union. For more on the University Lectures spring lineup, see http://lectures.syr.edu/

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Junior Cafe Scientifique

March 18 @ 09:30 - 11:00
Museum of Science and Technology,
500 South Franklin St.
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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TACNY Junior Café Scientifique: Science of Flight @ Museum of Science & Technology Mar 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Lt. Matthew M. Sandretto, an aviator, weapons, and tactics instructor with the U.S. Navy, will lead a discussion aimed at middle school students about the science of flight from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. Aircraft of all types – unmanned drones, fighter jets, helicopters – make use of the…

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CNY Science & Engineering Fair

March 26 @ 08:00 - 15:00
SRC Arena,
4585 W Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse , NY 13215 United States
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The MOST hosts its annual Central New York Science & Engineering Fair every March at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus. Students get the lifelong benefit of understanding science in a unique, hands-on way by actually performing an experiment of their own design or engineering a device or process. There are two categories: Junior, for fourth- through eighth-graders Senior, ninth- through 12th graders All students complete for awards that can include cash prizes. Senior-level students also compete for…

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April 2017
Free

Sonia Nazario

April 5 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Hendricks Chapel Syracuse University,
Syracuse University
Syracuse, 13344 United States
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Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist, author and prominent advocate/activist who has drawn widespread attention to such critical social issues as immigration, racial discrimination, hunger and drug addiction, as well as U.S. foreign policy. A reporter for more than 20 years, she is best known for “Enrique’s Journey,” her series of reports for The Los Angeles Times following a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the United States. It earned the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing and…

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Junior Cafe Scientifique

April 15 @ 09:30 - 11:00
Museum of Science and Technology,
500 South Franklin St
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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TACNY Junior Café Scientifique: Habitat Restoration @ Museum of Science & Technology Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Mark Arrigo, CPM, a project manager and principle scientist at Parsons Corp., will lead a discussion aimed at middle school students about habitat restoration from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. The cleanup of Onondaga Lake is also restoring approximately 35 acres of important wetland habitat along 1.2 miles of shoreline…

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