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

Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM


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This cafe is now FULL. Accepting wait-listed registrants ONLY as of Saturday, March 10.

Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Campus (PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL after registering for a CONFIRMATION with IMPORTANT INFORMATION on required liability waiver, driving directions, parking, student drop-off and pick-up, and campus building location for this cafe!)

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and ALL area middle and high school students in grades 6-12. Registration required. Advance registration for Junior Academy members ONLY through Wednesday, March 7. General registration opens Thursday, March 8.

Registration required! Register Below!

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Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Campus
NSLC Natural Sciences Learning Center
Life Sciences Building (G-4, #72 on Campus Map)
215 Rebstock Hall (G-4, #102 on Campus Map)
Forsyth Boulevard (between Big Bend and Skinker Boulevards)
St. Louis, Missouri 63130

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

Dixit CropFeatured 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 this fascinating 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 3D cell shape will win a prize!

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Monday, March 12, 2018
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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