TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Plaque Attack: The Science Of Slime”

Saturday – March 19, 9:30-11:00am

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

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Suzanne De Tore-Wilsey, Science Teacher, Syracuse City School District; NYS Master Teacher; Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, LeMoyne College; Research Associate, NSF EFRI – REM Biomedical & Chemical Engineering Syracuse University.

Talk Overview

For every human cell in our bodies there are 10 bacteria cells. When bacteria – good or bad – sticks together, they form a slimy layer called a biofilm that adheres to surface inside or outside the body. A good example is inside your mouth, which is coated with a biofilm that you can feel. The key is we want to keep the good bacteria on the surfaces where they benefit us, and the bad bacteria off the surfaces where they cause harm.

About The Presenter

Ms. De Tore-Wilsey is a NYS Master Teacher currently teaching science at Corcoran High School in the Syracuse City School District. She is also an Adjunct Professor at LeMoyne College in the biology department. Her favorite course to teach is Human Anatomy and Physiology, and she loves to investigate the interactions of body systems, the greatest engineering feat of all!

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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