TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Creepy Chemistry”

Saturday – October 18, 9:30-11:00am

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


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Ready to be spooked out of your seat? Join the TACNY Jr. Café on October 18th to see the chemistry behind glowing pumpkins, magical genies, bleeding paper, and mysterious fog. Dr. Neal Abrams from SUNY ESF will present a series of interactive Halloween chemistry demonstrations that will be sure to delight young and old alike. Come make your own slimy worms and celebrate the season!

People interested in learning more about creepy chemistry are invited to attend the free Junior Cafe presentation on Saturday, October 18, 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 October 15, 2014.

Presenter

2014october10_abramsDr. Neal Abrams is an associate professor of chemistry at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). He obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and certification in teaching from Ithaca College, completed his doctorate at Penn State University, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University. At ESF, he instructs general chemistry and co-teaches a course in renewable energy. He leads research programs in the areas of renewable energy and methods for teaching science. He is also the faculty advisor for the ESF chemistry club.

Abrams enjoys working with students and educators in the community. As part of this commitment, he instructs renewable energy workshops for teachers, co-instructs a series of courses on the installation of solar panels, and guest lectures in classrooms across Syracuse and CNY as part of the ESF in the High School program. He was also the recipient of the 2010 TACNY Technology Outreach award.

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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