The Search for Habitable Worlds at Wilkes University, Mesa, Friday, August 21, 2015

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS-CAZ), Central Arizona Chapter, hosts ASU Passport night, Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at Wilkes University with a Science Cafe 6-7pm. Rebekah Brubaker and Lev Horodyskyj will be discussing the possibilities of life outside of Earth, alien life forms we could see and just how close are we to finding them. This event is free and open to the public.

KeplerExoplanets-NearEarthSize-HabitableZone-20150106Rebekah Brubaker is a researcher at Dr. Baluch Keck Lab, Arizona State University. Lev Horodyskyj is a course coordinator in the School of Earth & Space Exploration and co-developer of the Habitable Worlds course at Arizona State University.

AWIS-CAZ hosts monthly career building seminar luncheons, Jumpstarting STEM Careers Symposium and annual outreach events such as Hands on Science.Membership & activities are open to men and women.

Wilkes University, 245 W. Second Street Mesa, Ariz. 85201, is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs.

SpaceUp Phoenix Brings Together Researchers, Astronauts & Space Exploration Advocates March 7, 2015, Mesa Community College

spaceup-logo-websizeSpaceUp Phoenix, an unconference where all attendees are expected to give a demo, present a talk, or participate in a panel or roundtable, brings together researchers & engineers and local advocates for space exploration for a day with opportunities to meet like-minded people and discuss topics related to spaceflight, exploration, satellites, space tourism and more.

SpaceUp Phoenix happens Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Mesa Community College
(Dobson Road south of Southern Ave) Physical Science Building, (West side of campus on Dobson Road where it says “Planetarium”), Mesa, AZ 85202. Pre-registration is $5, follow this link. 

Guests at 2015 SpaceUp Phoenix include Astronaut Charles Walker, former President of the National Space Society and a veteran of the Space Shuttle program with 20 days in space and 8.2 million miles traveled; Dr. Peter Swan, President of the International Space Elevator Consortium; and keynote speaker, Jim Bell, Professor, Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration.

SpaceUp Phoenix is sponsored by Mesa Community College, the Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society (NSS), and the Phoenix Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is part of the 2015 Arizona SciTech Festival. Follow SpaceUp Phoenix on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Family Science Cafes this Spring at Bookmans Celebrate AZSciTechFest

In association with Bookmans Entertainment Exchange (both Mesa and Phoenix locations) and celebrating the 2015 Arizona SciTech Festival, please join us for Family Science Cafes. Now is your chance to ask those big questions about space and the universe with faculty and students from Arizona State University and the School of Earth and Space Exploration.Mark Salvatore
Postdoctoral Research Associate

First up is Laurence Garvie, Research Professor and Collection Curator, ASU Center for Meteorite Studies, Thursday, February 19, 2015, 6:30-7:30 PM, Bookmans, 1056 S. Country Club Dr, Mesa. Touch a piece of another world with specimens, questions and answers with Dr. Garvie.

Next, ask cosmologist Subir Sabharwal, ASU Department of Physics, any question you can think of about the universe, Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Bookmans, 8034 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix.

Our Family Science Cafes conclude Thursday, March 5, 2015, Mars Madness, 6:30-7:30 PM, Bookmans, 1056 S. Country Club Dr, Mesa, with Mark Salvatore, a geologist who has studies the similarities between Antarctica and Mars.

Science Cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic.

Free, open to the public, appropriate for age 10 to adults.

 

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.

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

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.

THINKspot Mesa Science Cafe Begins October 30, 2013

Please join us Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 76-7pm, THINKspot, Mesa Public Library, Red Mountain Branch, 635 North Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85205 for THINKspot Science Cafe, Forensic Science.

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Science Cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. For more public science events, check out Arizona SciTech Festival.

Next THINKspot Science Cafe is Wednesday November 20th 6-7pm with a Water Quality Chemist. For more information or to volunteer to help THINKspot Science Cafe contact Sarah Prosory, THINKspot Coordinator, 480-644-3726sarah.prosory@mesaaz.gov.

STEM Student Science Cafe, Dark Matter, November 5, 2013

Please join us Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6:30 pm, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, for a conversation Jayden Newstead, Arizona State University Physics Department, graduate student researcher in Dark Matter.

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 feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Learn something new, ask questions, and meet other science fans!
Presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival.
STEM Student #ScienceCafe, 11/5, @bookmansmesa 6:30pm, Dark Matter w/Jayden Newstead of @ASUPhysics for students 10-16 yo

STEM Student Science Cafe, October 1, 2013, “Water Life,” Ask a Marine Biologist

Callyspongia sp. (Tube sponge) by Nick Hobgood

Callyspongia sp. (Tube sponge) by Nick Hobgood.

Please join us Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 6:30 pm, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, for a conversation with a marine biologist.

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 feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Learn something new, ask questions, and meet other science fans!
Presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival.