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?”
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.
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!
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 (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)
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.
Please join us Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 7 pm, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, for Chandler Science Cafe at Hack Night.
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.
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.
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.