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November 2016

CNY Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em

November 12, 2016 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Museum of Science and Technology,
500 South Franklin St
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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The Central New York Bridges: Build ’Em and Bust ’Em bridge building competition provides 4th – 12th grade students a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity. This event gives students an opportunity to test their ability in engineering, teamwork, and design. Each team builds a balsa wood bridge to test the strength and durability of their design. Awards are presented to the four top teams in these categories: Category I – Grades 4-6 Category II – Grades 7-8…

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Build ’em and Bust ’em Bridges

November 12, 2016 @ 08:00 - 13:00
Museum of Science and Technology,
500 South Franklin St
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Pick up materials Oct 15 or 22 http://www.most.org/learn/outreach-events/cny-bridges-build-em-bust-em/

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Free

Junior Cafe Scientifique

November 19, 2016 @ 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: Physics of Fluids @ Museum of Science & Technology Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Joseph D. Paulsen, PhD, an assistant professor of physics in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will lead a discussion aimed at middle school students about the physics of fluids from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. “What if you could see the world around you 5,000 times slower,…

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December 2016
Free

Junior Cafe Scientifique

December 17, 2016 @ 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 Fair Winners @ Museum of Science & Technology Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am High school seniors and CNY science fair winners Andrew Park, a student at Manlius Pebble Hill School, and Alexander Wulff, a student at Skaneateles High School, will speak about their interest areas and how that led them to participate in this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the MOST,…

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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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Free

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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