TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Inspirations In STEM: Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

Saturday – March 8, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY

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Share in Olivia Sheppard’s excitement as she tells her story of becoming a young scientist, eager to make discoveries. She will discuss how she became involved in science, why she chose to pursue a career in research, and where she hopes it will take her. Olivia will share how competing in science fairs has been life changing and afforded her even greater opportunities.

People interested in learning more about preparing for a career in scientific research are invited to attend the free Junior Cafe presentation on Saturday, March 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing jrcafe@tacny.org by March 5, 2014.



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Olivia Sheppard is a junior at Manlius Pebble Hill School in Dewitt, and science is both her passion and her future. She discovered this intense interest in science as she made new and interesting discoveries, finding answers that lead to new questions, on research for competition in science fairs. Miss Sheppard has conducted seven major science experiments specifically for science and engineering fairs over the last six years. Along the way, she has identified her own strengths, and how she can be a better scientist. In 2013, Miss Sheppard won first place at the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair. Her project focused on using alternate energy using Nano science to transfer the bioluminescence of firefly proteins. She then advanced to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ. Meeting other kids who are interested in research and passionate about science is an amazing experience and motivates her to learn and do more! The advancement in science and technology, how we can research issues and the ways in which we can measure, record, and understand results of our experiments is moving forward at a lightning pace. Come and learn how you can be a part of this and find what ignites a passion in your heart and mind about science!

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

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