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Teen Science Café – Cell Biology: How Cells Get in Shape!

Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM


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This event is FULL. Currently accepting WAIT LISTED registrations ONLY. Register below to be added to the Wait List. Should a spot open up, you will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in attending Cell Biology Teen Science Cafe: How Cells Get in Shape!  In the meantime, please visit our Upcoming Events page for information on additional opportunities for teens!

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and middle and high school students.

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Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Campus
NSLC Natural Sciences Learning Center
Life Sciences Building (G-6, #61 on Campus Map)
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Dinner
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Presentation & activities

RamDixitFeatured Presenter: Ram Dixit, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis

All life on Earth is made of cells. But cells don’t all look alike―if they did, we would resemble blobs or blocky Minecraft creatures! So, what gives rise to the incredible diversity of cell shapes? And what is the purpose of different cell shapes? Join us for the next Teen Science Café to find out! We will journey into cells and discover how beams, motors and cables inside cells work to dynamically create and change their shapes. You will then do a hands-on lab project to design and create a cell shape of your choice using materials provided. The team that best replicates a complex cell shape will win a prize!


Monday, March 14, 2016
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
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Washington University in St. Louis
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, 63130 United States
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