Chandler Science Cafe, Humans to Mars: When? How? Why?, April 2, 2014

Please join us Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7pm at Gangplank, 260 S Arizona Ave., Chandler, for a conversation with Michael Mackowski, Senior Engineer, Orbital Sciences Corporation,” Mars: When? How? Why?”

Mike is President of The National Space Society of Phoenix, dedicated to promoting human spaceflight, space tourism and space settlement.

Science Cafes are casual settings to ask a local scientist, researcher or engineer about their work and field of study.

Chandler Science Cafe is every first Wednesday of the month.

STEM Student Science Cafe: Mars Madness, March 4, 2013, Bookmans Mesa

So what is S3C? STEM Student Science Cafe is open to Middle & High Schools Students 10-16 years old and features a casual conversation with a scientist or engineer about his or her area of research. March 4th we’ll talk with a Mars researcher.

Learn something new, ask questions, and meet other science fans! Part of the Arizona SciTect Festival.

Quarterly every first Tuesday of the month, S3C at Bookmans, 1056 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210,  features:

March 4, 2014: Mars Madness
June 3, 2014: The Brain
September 2, 2014: The Universe
December 2, 2014: Engineers Are Makers

STEM Student Science cafe starts at 6:30 PM.

STEM Student Science cafe starts at 6:30 PM.

Chandler Science Cafe: Memory Lab, March 5, 2014

imagesPlease join us Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7pm at Gangplank, 260 S Arizona Ave., Chandler, for a conversation with Arizona State University Neuroscience of Memory and Aging Lab graduate student researcher Stephanie Koebele.

Stephanie’s research interests include memory acquisition and maintenance,

Science Cafes are casual settings to ask a local scientist, researcher or engineer about their work and field of study. Exercise your brain & ask Stephanie!

Chandler Science Cafe is every first Wednesday of the month.

Mesa THINKspot Hosts Code for America Fellows, Saturday, February 22, 2014

THINKspot  hosts the Code for America fellows for their event, CodeAcross, on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9am-5pm.

Mesa THINKspot is located at 635 N. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205.

Mesa THINKspot is located at 635 N. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205.

RSVP
https://tinyurl.com/codeacross-eastvalley

What is Code Across?
CodeAcross is Code for America’s multi-city civic hacking event that takes place in 50+ locations across the world. Developers, designers, researchers, public servants, policy makers and other concerned citizens work together to improve their communities using the people and power of the web. In the past we’ve built apps, explored datasets, and inspired tech savvy citizens and civic innovators to transform government services. Join us and sign up for your local event today!

Beyond Transparency
This year’s CodeAcross theme is Beyond Transparency and is inspired by a book released under the same name. Beyond Transparency urges us to think beyond making data open and focus on making it actionable. When local governments, civic technologists, and the community use open data effectively, the outcome is better decision-making, efficient service delivery, and an environment where citizens contribute to the health of their communities. For more info visit beyondtransparency.org

Scottsdale Science Cafe, February 18, 2014, Nanotechnology: Right Now, Near Future, Coming Decades

Scottsdale Science Cafe (SSC) will be meeting  Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:30pm. The topic: “Nanotechnology: Right Now, Near Future, Coming Decades.”

Guest speaker will be Dr. Matt Kim, Founder and President of Scottsdale-based QuantTera, a microelectronics research and development company that “specializes in nano-engineered devices for photonic telecommunications and wireless applications.”

 

 

Dr. Kim is also Chairman of the Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster, a 501c3 non-profit corporation for the nanotechnology education of the general public. The SSC meets at the Eureka Loft located in the Scottsdale Public Library–Civic Center Library (3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. next to Old Town Scottsdale)

Orbital Sciences at Chandler’s Sunset Library, February 15, 2014

How one company with a long history in Chandler continues to reach for the stars is the topic of the next Our Stories guest speaker presentation from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 15 at the Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Road. The free event will celebrate science, invention and technology in advance of the Chandler Science Spectacular, Feb. 20-22, 2014.

The design, manufacture and test of Antares occurs at Orbital locations in Dulles, VA and Chandler, AZ.

Orbital Sciences Corporation has a 50-year history in the East Valley, including a large presence in south Chandler. Mark Ogren, Orbital’s Vice President of Business Development, will talk about the unique work performed by more than 1,500 employees at the company’s Launch Systems Group. The group, located on Price Road south of Queen Creek Road, launches missiles and rockets from launch sites around the world. Ogren will talk about how Orbital designs and builds launch vehicles for missile defense interceptors, target missiles, experimental testbeds and satellite launches, including its newest rocket which services the international space station.

Our Stories is hosted by the Chandler Museum, Chandler Historical Society and the Chandler Public Library. The March 15 Our Stories session will include a presentation on Arizona’s baseball history, Arizona music history will be featured in April, and the May topic will be the history of the Ocotillo area of south Chandler. For more information on these and other Museum events, call 480-782-2751 or visit www.chandleraz.gov/museum.

Details on the Chandler Science Spectacular are at www.chandleraz.gov/science.

Chandler Science Cafe: Institute of Human Origins, February, 5, 2014

Please join us Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 7 pm, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, for Chandler Science Cafe at Hack Night.
images
Guest John Rowan, graduate student, Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University, leads a discussion about the origins of the human species. John’s current research interests include systematics, biogeography, and paleoecology of African mammals from the late Miocene through the present and the evolution and paleoecology of Bovidae. Free, all welcome. Part of the Arizona SciTech Festival.

Geophysics: Science Café at THINKspot, Mesa, Wednesday, December 18, 2014

Interested in the Earth? Join THINKspot, Mesa Public Library- Red Mountain Branch, 635 North Power Road, Mesa, Arizona  85205, for an informal conversation with a Geophysicist, Wednesday 6pm-7pm.

 

What does a Geophysicist do? How do you become a Geophysicist? Bring your questions. All ages welcome.

STEM Student Science Cafe, Engineers Are Makers: Microscope From Disposable Camera Demo, December 3

Please join us Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 6:30 pm, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, for Engineers Are Makers, a demonstration of how to make a microscope from a disposable camera with Electrical Engineer Jasper Nance. Supplies for students will be available (parents may observe).

Electrical Engineer & Heat Sync Labs volunteer returns to STEM Student Science Cafe December 3rd.

Electrical Engineer & Heat Sync Labs volunteer returns to STEM Student Science Cafe December 3rd.

 
So what is S3C? STEM Student Science Cafe is an event that takes place in a casual setting; is open to Middle & High Schools Students 10-16 years old and features an engaging conversation with a scientist or engineer about a particular topic. Learn something new, ask questions, and meet other science fans! In 2014, STEM Student Science Cafe switches from a monthly to a quarterly schedule starting March 4, 2014, with Mars Madness.
Presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival.

Chandler Science Cafe: Science Pub Quiz, December 4, 2013

Please join us Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7 pm, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, for Chandler Science Cafe at Hack Night, Science Pub Quiz.

Do you watch Nova? Listen to Science Friday? Bring your friends, neighbors and fellow science enthusiasts to compete for prizes in our year-end science trivia contest!

Chandler #ScienceCafe Science Pub Quiz trivia contest @gpchandler 12/4 7pm.

Sputnik_asm