Teen Science Cafe

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 who serve on the Youth Leadership Council.

Past Cafe Topics have included zombies, bionics, the science of emotions, and emergency room medicine. We offer three Café programs in fall and three in spring.

Become a Youth Leader!

If you are a student in grades 6-12 interested in joining the Teen Science Cafe Youth Leadership Team, please consider applying. Applications for the 2017-2018 Academy of Science – St. Louis Teen Science Cafe Youth Leadership Team are NOW CLOSED. Applications open again in August 2018.

In the meantime, consider becoming a member of the Junior Academy of Science!

Preference is given, but not limited to, teen members of the Junior Academy of Science. To find out more about the Junior Academy of Science for Teens, its exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities, and for information on how to join, visit the Junior Academy web page. Scholarships are available for those in need.

Check out this great video highlight of our Aerospace Engineering Cafe!

2017 – 2018 Cafes Coming Soon!

2016 – 2017 Teen Cafes

The Cool Side of the Cosmos
Exploration or Expedition? Studying the Secrets of Caves
National Engineers Week Dream Big VIP Gateway Youth Leader Cafe: Flint Water Crisis with Dr. Marc Edwards
Synthetic Biology: New Techniques that Might Change Human History!

Check out this short YouTube Video on syn bio CRISPR technology from Academy of Science Teen Leader, Emily Stevens!

Bacteria Detective! How Scientists Study Bacteria

2015 – 2016 Teen Cafes

The Science of Emotions
Math Explorations: Graphs, Paths, and Unsolved Questions in Mathematics
Demystifying DNA: Exciting New Research with the Molecule of Life
Cell Biology: How Cells Get in Shape!
BiodiverseCity St. Louis The Game BetaTest!
Nematodes and Numerics: Worming Your Way Through the Genome

Generous support for the Academy’s array of STEM Teens programming is provided in part by The Boeing Company, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, and the Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation.



In the News

Read about how our Teen Science Cafe was featured at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference: St. Louisans Among Presenters at National Science Conference in Chicago

Read what our staff and youth leaders have to say about the program: ‘Cafes’ offer teens a quick sip of science.

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