Boulder Teen Science Café Schedule

December 2018
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) Building
Featured Scientist: Dr. Kristin Moore, Sustainability, Energy and Environment Laboratory
Topic: Anything Glows: Engineering a Sustainable Future with Fluorescence

Description: Our final Teen Café of 2018 is going to be a lab tour at the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Laboratory at CU Boulder! Post-doctoral researcher Kristin Moore and her lab mates study the physiology, cell biology, and biochemistry of things that glow. Dr. Moore’s work focuses on cyanobacteria and other interesting microbes that photosynthesize and thereby bind up CO2. Their work sequestering carbon from the atmosphere makes them an important player in the global carbon cycle, and they may also be able to play a role in generating food, fuel, green chemicals, and other useful products that will be needed for a sustainable future. Research in Dr. Moore’s lab relies heavily on fluorescence as a tool for studying microbes, so this Café will include using a fluorescent microscope to see light otherwise invisible to our eyes, and other experiences intended to showcase the power of using different kinds of visualization techniques to better understand the composition of organisms and ecological communities from forests to pond scum.


January 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Topic: LIVE From Antarctica: Science on Ice

February 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

March 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Topic: (Tentative) Mission to Mars: Designing Next generation Space Suits

April 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Topic: Science Speed Dating

*Dates may be subject to change depending on scientist availability.


Teen Cafés are for students aged 14-18.

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