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TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Why I Hate Spiders: Animals in Society and Science”

Saturday – November 16, 9:30-11:00am

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

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Dr. Quinn’s talk will focus on how animals are viewed by society and how this relates to their use in biomedical research. He will discuss why animals are viewed differently in different situations and different cultures, and how popular culture influences our views on animals. Students will learn how animals are currently being used to develop treatments and cures for the diseases that affect both humans and animals.

People interested in learning more about sustainable energy are invited to attend the free Junior Cafe presentation on Saturday, November 16, 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 November 13, 2013.


Dr. Robert H. Quinn, D.V.M., DACLAM, grew up in Utah and always wanted to be a dog and cat veterinarian. He attended Utah State University and veterinary school at Colorado State University. In veterinary school, he realized he wanted to do something that helps both animals and people, so he decided to become a laboratory animal veterinarian. Dr. Quinn did a three-year residency at the University of Michigan Medical School, then moved to New Orleans to work at LSU Medical Center for five years before moving to Syracuse to lead the Dept. of Laboratory Animal Resources at SUNY Upstate Medical. Dr. Quinn is also the consulting attending veterinarian at Syracuse University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the Veterans Administration Hospital.

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.