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Teen Science Café – Motivation and Decision Making: The Science of Behavior

Washington University in St. Louis 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis

(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 Saturday, March 17. General registration opens Sunday, March 18.

Registration required! CLICK "Find Out More" to register!

To join the Junior Academy of Science, or to find out more about the benefits of membership in the Junior Academy, click here.

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

Featured Cafe Presenter: Debbie Yee, Graduate Student, Cognitive Control and Psychopathology Laboratory, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

What motivates you when you are making a decision or trying to achieve a goal? How do you choose whether or not a goal is worth the effort? Human decision-making is influenced by a wide variety of motivational factors, but a challenge that researchers face is understanding how motivation can influence the decisions and actions we perform on a daily basis. In this interactive Teen Science Cafe, you'll learn about the challenges of measuring motivation in the laboratory setting, and perform a hands-on experiment to gain experience with how psychologists study the effects of motivation on behavior.

Free

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

Washington University in St. Louis 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis

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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! CLICK "Find Out More" to register!

To join the Junior Academy of Science, or to find out more about the benefits of membership in the Junior Academy, click here.

Location:
Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Campus
NSLC Natural Sciences Learning Center
Life Sciences Building (G-4, #72 on Campus Map)
and
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

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

Journey into cells and discover how beams, motors and cables inside cells work to dynamically create and change their shapes. 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!

Free

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

Washington University in St. Louis 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis

This event is FULL. Currently accepting WAIT LISTED registrations ONLY. 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!

Featured Cafe Presenter: Ram Dixit, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology at 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!

Free