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TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Things That Go Bump In The Lab”

Saturday – October 19, 2019, 9:30 – 11:00 am

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

Please RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org

Speaker: Neal Abrams, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, SUNY-ESF; and Miriam Gillett-Kunnath, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Syracuse University

Talk Overview: Ready to summon some science? Join the TACNY Jr. Café on October 19th to see the magical chemistry behind glowing pumpkins, magical genies, luminescent liquids, time telling potions, and mysterious fog. Dr. Neal Abrams from SUNY ESF and Dr. Miriam Gillett-Kunnath from Syracuse University will present a series of interactive magical Halloween chemistry demonstrations that will be sure to delight young and old alike.

Biography: 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 and completed his doctorate at Penn State. At ESF, he instructs courses in general chemistry and renewable energy. He also 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 leads renewable energy workshops for teachers, instructs a series of courses on solar panel installation, and guest lectures in classrooms across Syracuse and CNY as part of the ESF in the High School program. He is currently the Education Chair for the CNY Section of the American Chemical Society.

Miriam Gillett-Kunnath is a research assistant professor of chemistry at Syracuse University (SU). She obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Le Moyne College and completed her doctorate and post-doctorate at Syracuse University and Notre Dame University, respectively. At SU, she assists in mentoring and teaching research while helping with the management of the Chemistry SC-XRD and PXRD lab. Gillett-Kunnath, along with her husband Bobby Kunnath, works with local high school students to connect them with research in the STEM disciplines.  Her passion towards building a local STEM Ecosystem has led her to learn from, volunteer, and work with SU-chemistry outreach, ACS-CNY, STA-NYS, TACNY and the MOST.  [Outreach Motto: “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.”-Isaac Newton]

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.

SU Engineering and Computer Science Open House – 13 April 2019

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

The announcement below has arrived through the TACNY email list:

Syracuse University is hosting our annual Engineering & Computer Science Open House on Saturday, April 13!  This is an excellent opportunity for high school students are interested in these fields.

The day will include a discussion of Engineering & Computer Science majors, application process, student success programs, co-curricular activities, study abroad, and internship and career opportunities. Prospective students will also meet with current students and faculty in our labs to learn about their projects and research. We’ll have a fun lunch on the Quad as well as residence hall tours and campus tours.

The complete schedule and RSVP link are available on our ECS Open House website. Please scroll down to the schedule for prospective students (10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and use the registration link for prospective students.

If this date doesn’t work for you, please consider visiting on a different date. We offer Engineering and Computer Science info sessions and lab tours on almost every weekday. Please register online for a campus visit.

About TACNY

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, visit tacny.org

CNY Girls’ Summit 2019 – 13 April 2019

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

For more information, see: https://www.esf.edu/womenscaucus/Summit.htm

Workshop topics have included paper-making and testing, watershed models, wind turbines, heart beat regulation, Science for Health and Life, coding, Scratch software, fermentation, environmental engineering, environmental health, ornithology, and more.

When: Saturday April 13, 2019, 9:30-3:45 (Check in, and on-site registration open at 8:30am)

Where: Marshall Hall and other locations at ESF and Syracuse University (GPS:1000 Irving Ave, Syracuse, NY, 13210, to get to the Traffic Control Station next to the CARRIER DOME, and follow the signs)

Pre-Registration is now live! Register HERE

Secure a seat, and ensure we plan for dietary, mobility and other constraints.

Contacts

Aja Everson, Program Manager, Girls Inc of the YWCA, 315-424-0040
Heather Engelman, Program Coordinator, ESF Women’s Caucus, 315-470-475

History at ESF

In 2015, in response to long-standing requests to the Women’s Caucus to extend the age range for Kids Day, and Girls Inc’s Youth Development team’s desire to find a permanent home for their established (but nomadic) program, the two groups partnered with ESF’s first Interim Chief Diversity Officer to plan and host a career exploration program for middle and high school girls right here on campus. In 2016, we were joined by staff in Outreach (now the Office of Experiential Learning and Outreach), C-STEP, and SU’s STEP program, and >90 girls participated in workshops and panels on both campuses! In fall 2017, Dimensions Mentoring program and our first official CDO joined the team to plan the 10th annual program in 2018, in which more than 100 girls participated!

Volunteer

Workshop leaders develop 45-minute hands on experiences to introduce some aspect of their fields. Group guides facilitate discussions, administer pre- and post-surveys and ice breakers, and get groups to where they need to be. Help is also needed during registration, data compilation for reporting requirements, and during lunch. Volunteers must register in advance in order to be screened per SUNY Child Protection Policy.