What is the Delaware Teen Science Café?
The Delaware Teen Science Café is designed for teens by teens in our community. High school teen leaders bring teens together in the unique setting of the Delaware Museum of Natural History to engage in STEAM related topics delivered by local experts in the field. Each café will begin with a pizza meet and greet with other teens followed by an informal presentation, a hands-on activity, wrapping up with a questions and answers. This program is specifically designed for grades 7-12.
Teen Science Café Events
At the next Delaware Teen Science Café, explore how a knowledge of organic chemistry can make a difference in the world. Senior Research Investigator of Incyte Pharmaceuticals Tim Martin, Ph.D. leads the presentation and activities focusing on how chemists in the pharmaceutical industry employ critical thinking and creativity to devise treatments for numerous conditions and diseases we face.
Tim studied biochemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Delaware and organic chemistry in graduate school at the University of North Carolina. After earning his doctorate, Tim pursued post-doctoral studies in catalysis, worked as a Principal Chemist at a renewable fuel/chemical start-up company, and is currently a Senior Research Investigator at Incyte in Wilmington, where he is a process chemist working with a diverse team to help develop and advance novel treatments for cancer.
Teen Science Café Reports
What is the Teen Leadership Team?
Teens take ownership of the program through the Teen Leadership Team, comprised of high school students in grades 9-12. The Teen Leadership Team is responsible for hosting the Delaware Teen Science Cafés. Teen Leadership Team members will select the Café topics and prepare presenters, advertise and draw other teens to the Cafés, build leadership skills, and assist in the planning and implementation of activities related to the Cafés.
The 2019-2020 Teen Science Cafe Leadership Team
Front row from left to right: Kamrin (Mount Pleasant High School), Aayushi (Charter School of Wilmington), Vidushi (Charter School of Wilmington), Nicole (Cab Calloway School of the Arts), Caroline (Brandywine High School), and Raphael (Newark Charter School).
Back row from left to right: Kristian (Unionville High School), Matthew (Cab Calloway School of the Arts), Mikul (Charter School of Wilmington), Rachel (Unionville High School), and Malcolm (Sanford School)
Teen Science Café out-of-school programs are a free, fun way for teens to explore the big advances in science and technology affecting their lives. Teens and STEM experts engage in lively conversations and activities to explore a topic deeply. Learn more about the Teen Science Café Network.