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Teen Science Café on May 12 features MSU graduate students

April 27, 2016 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN—Montana will host its first-ever Teen Science Café on Thursday, May 12, featuring Montana State University graduate students who will discuss their research in an interactive, teen-friendly format.

The event takes place at the Bozeman Public Library. Pizza is available at 6:30 p.m. and the talks begin at 7 p.m.

The speakers are Alex McMenamin, Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the MSU College of Agriculture and MSU College of Letters and Science, who will speak about the viruses that make bees sick, and Madison Nixon, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences in the MSU College of Agriculture, who will talk about how climate change is impacting Montana’s wheat crops.

Both talks will be interactive, and teens are encouraged to ask questions and contribute new ideas. Hands-on activities will be part of the program, too.

At the national level, Teen Science Cafés are social events that are a fun way for teens to explore the big advances in science and technology affecting their lives. Teens and local scientists, engineers and inventors engage in lively conversations and activities to explore a topic deeply.

In Montana, TSCN is hosted by MSU Extended University, Montana NSF EPSCoR and the Montana Institute on Ecosystems as part of its “Climate In My Backyard (CLIMB)” outreach program.

The event is free and no pre-registration is required. 

Contact: Suzi Taylor, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-7957, taylor@montana.edu