Teen Science Cafe: There’s More to Mathematics than Algebra — Exploring Some Unsolved Questions in Mathematics

Fontbonne University 6800 Wydown Blvd, St. Louis, MO

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and all middle and high school students in grades 6-12 from throughout the region. PRE-REGISTRATION for Junior Academy members ONLY thru Thursday, March 21. General registration opens Friday, March 22. Click Find Out More to Register.

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6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation & Activities

Featured Cafe Presenter: Adam Weyhaupt, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Fontbonne University

When asked to describe major advances in science and knowledge, people typically describe results from medicine, engineering, computing, and chemistry — mathematics wouldn’t often be mentioned. What is mathematics research? What are some of the questions mathematicians wrestle with? What is mathematics like in the age of social media and supercomputers? We’ll talk about these questions and explore some open (unsolved!) problems in theoretical mathematics. This Cafe’ won’t require any mathematics you learned in school, so bring your curiosity but leave your algebra at home.


Teen Science Cafe: Furry Friend or Perilous Pest? Exploring the Connection Between Wildlife and Human Health

Fontbonne University 6800 Wydown Blvd, St. Louis, MO

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

Investigate the links between human, wildlife, and environmental health and examine how scientists track infectious diseases in humans and wildlife.

At a Teen Science Cafe, teens have the opportunity to interact with science professionals in an informal and relaxed setting. Teen Science Cafe is presented and powered by Junior Academy of Science members.