March 2023
Jeff Ginger, University of Illinois Research Scientist, Project WHIMC
Teaching Astronomy with Minecraft: Code, Art and AI in Education

January 2023
Fiona Bell and Netta Ofer, PhD candidates; CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute; Living Matter Lab
Engineering for Sustainability with Bioplastics: Using Art, Science and Engineering to Eliminate Our Plastic Addiction 

December 2022
Joel Parker, Southwest Research Institute and Professor Adjoint at CU
Lucy's First Mission: Exploring the Trojan Asteroids  

November 2022
Peter Gyory, ATLAS Institute
Tinycade: Engineering Tiny Arcade Games on a Tiny Budget 

October 2022
Drs. Gabriel Rodriguez and Hannah Zlotnick of CU Boulder's BioFrontiers Institute 
Biomaterials and Bioprinting: Engineering Novel Materials to Treat Diseases and Heal Our Bodies

April 2022
Dr. Nancy Rodriguez
Using Math to Understand Urban Crime and Segregation

March 2022
Dr. Carson Bruns
How High-Tech Tattoos Will Shape Our Future

February 2022
Josh Myers-Dean
Teaching Computers to See: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Help People who are Blind

March 2020
Dr. Andy Hoell, NOAA meteorologist and CIRES scientist
Predicting Weather in a Changing Climate

February 2020
Aerospace Engineering Lab Tour

January 2020
Dr. Janelle Shane
AI Weirdness: The Funny and Unsettling World of Computer Algorithms

November 2019
Dr. Scott Taylor
Chirp Off the Old Block: Evolution of the Chickadee

October 2019
Nigel Zeid, Electric Vehicle Educator, Nissan
Electric Cars and the Future of Your Carbon Footprint

September 2019
Demystifying Black Holes 

April 2019
Science Speed Dating
Kaitlyn Garifi, Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Jordan Dixon, Bioastronautics/Aerospace Engineering, NASA SUITS Design Team
Graycen Wheeler, Biochemistry
Chiara Forrester, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Jennings Anderson and Melissa Bica, Information Science
Hunter Meldman, Grace Carlin, Jing Liu, Environmental Engineering, Growing up Boulder 

March 2019
Bioastronautics Lab Tour and Talk

February 2019
Scientists affiliated with CU's ATLAS Institute and the Department of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility
New Technologies for Accessibility: Robots, AR and Touch Screens

January 2019
Dr. Kathryn Penzkover
LIVE from Antacrtica

December 2018
Dr. Kristin Moore, Sustainability, Energy and Environment Laboratory
Anything Glows: Engineering a Sustainable Future with Fluorescence

November 2018
Mike Cooperstein, Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Role of Technology in Avalanche Prediction, Prevention and Response
Learn more about this Café through the feature on the Teen Science Café Network blog

October 2018
Lab Tour
Old School: Media Archaeology Lab Tour and 80s Tech Escape Room Challenge

September 2018
Dr. Brian Aguado, CU Boulder’s Anseth Research Group
Engineering Tissue: Building Traps for Cancer with Biomaterials and STEM Cells

April 2018
Science Speed Dating: Find Your Science Soulmate
Heidi Culver, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Jordan Dixon, Roger Huerta, Mitchell Woolever, Bioastronautics/Aerospace Engineering NASA SUITS Design Team
Aaron Lamplugh, Mechanical Engineering
Josh Slocum, Optics-Chemical Physics JILA
Tobin Hammer, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

March 2018
Dr. Shalom Ruben, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Perception is Everything: Designing Robots

February 2018
Dr. Marah Hardt
Sex in the Sea: The Importance of Reproduction in Marine Conservation Biology

January 2018
Dr. Megan Harries, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the CU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Stopping Criminals and Climate Change with…Chemistry!
Learn more about Dr. Megan Harries and her research.

December 2017
Trimble SketchUp Tour
Mixed Reality: Where 3D Modeling, Architectural Design and Engineering Collide 

November 2017 
Dr. Sara Cheng,  Dr. Filip Trojanowski and Dr. Bridget Bailey
Preventing Pain: The Science of Anesthesiology 

October 2017
Dr. Jorge Hernandez Charpak
Nanotechnology and the Nanoscale: Tiny Science That Drives our Favorite Devices Now and In the Future

September 2017
Dr. Benjamin Barthel, Researcher Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
The Science of Cancer: Using Genetics, Biochemistry and Medicine to Save Lives

April 2017
Science Speed Dating
Anne Marie Panetta, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tong Shen, Mechanical Engineering
Megan Harries, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Erin Carter, Psychology
Dave Reens, JILA
Sara Cheng, MD Anesthesiology
Sarah Crump, Geological Sciences
Danica Lombardozzi, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, NCAR

March 2017
Dr. Ulyana Horodysky, Geological Sciences Department, CU Boulder 
From the Slopes to the Stars: Science in Extreme Places

February 2017
Andrew Milne and the SparkFun Staff 
Electronics Engineering and Behind-the-Scenes Manufacturing Tour at SparkFun Electronics

January 2017
Catherine Klauss, Physics, JILA
Science Speed Dating Teens’ Choice: The Physics of Ultra-Cold Atoms (special tour of JILA)

November 2016
Dr. Tor Wagner, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory and Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Institute for Cognitive Science, CU Boulder
Psychology and Neuroscience: Drugs, Beliefs and Medicine

October 2016
Karli Carston, Institute of Cognitive Science
Ewww Disgusting! The Evolution and Neuroscience of Getting Grossed Out

September 2016
Natalie Coston, PhD Candidate in Mathematics
Fractals: A Meeting of Math, Art, and Science

April 2016
Graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and early-career professionals from six different STEM fields: Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering, Sustainable Design, and Biology.
Jay Kroll, PhD Student in Chemistry; Catherine Klauss, PhD Student in Physics; Morgan Shimabuku, Master’s Degree in Physical Geography; Kyle Shimabuku, PhD Student in Environmental Engineering; Dr. Megan Peterson, Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Studies; Jon Nienhouse, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Science Speed Dating: Who is Your Science Soul Mate?

March 2016
Dr. Tess Eidem, Dr. Stephanie Moon, and PhD Candidate Briana Van Treeck; CU Boulder Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hijacking Nature’s Machinery: How Scientists Have Morphed a Bacterial Defense Into a Cutting Edge Tool
Learn more about Dr. Eidem, Dr. Moon and PhD Candidate B. Van Treeck’s work and the activities they brought to the Café. 

February 2016
Dr. Eugenia Silva-Herzog, Research Associate, CU Boulder BioFrontiers Institute
Fighting Infectious Disease: Cell Signals on the Front Lines of Battle Between Hosts and Pathogens

January 2016
Dr. Meredith Tennis, Faculty at CU Denver School of Medicine
Conquering Cancer: The Promise of Personalized Medicine

December 2015
Dr. Douglas Bamforth, Professor of Anthropology CU Boulder
Unearthed: Ancient Life in the Boulder Valley

November 2015
Dr. David Norris, Forensic Botanist and Professor of Integrative Physiology at CU Boulder
CSI Botany: Using Plants to Solve Crimes

September/October 2015
Dr. Carson Farmer
Leave No (Digital) Trace: The Geography of Social Media

April 2015
Dr. Liz Specht, CU Boulder, BioFrontiers Institute
Engineering Algae: Frontiers in Biotechnology
Learn more about Dr. Specht’s work and the activity she brought to the Café.

March 2015
Dr. Steven Lee, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Messages from Mars: What’s New on the Red Planet?

Laura Grace Beckerman (CU Boulder)
Is There Anywhere on Earth Like Mars?
Learn more about Ms. Beckerman’s work and the activity she brought to the Café.

February 2015
Dr. Ben Hankin, University of Denver
Teen Psychology 101: Who gets depressed and anxious and why?

January 2015
Dr. Hunter Ewen, Professor of Music, CU Boulder
Architecture of Music: Reimagining Live Music Through Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Body Suits and Computers 

December 2014
Dr. Todd Dorfman, Director of Emergency Medical Services for the City and County of Boulder
Health Care Hero: The Life of an Emergency Medicine Physician

October 2014
Dr. Jessica Metcalf, Senior Research Associate, CU Boulder
Resurrecting the Dead: Exploring the World of Ancient DNA

September 2014
Dr. Tom Yeh and Researcher Jeeeun Kim
Tactile Storytelling: Re-Envisioning the Written Word

May 2014
Dr. Brian Johnson, Dr. Wendy Mores, Rebecca Bachelor, Holden Chase, Jeff Roy
Careers in Science (Panel Discussion)

April 2014
Dr. Jeanne Callan
Biomaterials For Tissue Engineering

March 2014
Dr. Chris Ray
A Pika in My Pocket: Snuggling up to Study the Effects of Climate Change

February 2014
Dr. Kathryn Penzkover
Bioengineering: Harnessing out Bodies’ Power to Heal

January 2014
Dr. Peter McGraw
What’s So Funny? The Science of Humor!

December 2013
Dr. Nick Schneider
MAVEN: Colorado’s Mission to Mars

November 2013
Dr. Joshua Wurman
Wild Weather: Storm Chasing and the Science of Extreme Weather

October 2013
Dr. Janice Moore
Zombies Among Us! Parasites that Alter Host Behavior

September 2013
Dr. Talia Karim
Preserved in Stone 

July 2013
Special Alpine Café, featuring Dr. Mark Williams
Water: A Zero-Sum Game

May 2013
Dr. Eliana Colunga
How We Learn Language

April / June 2013
Dr. Noah Fierer
Belly Button Biodiversity: Fascinating Facts About Microbes That Live On and Among Us

March 2013
Dr. Brad Conner
Risky Business: The Science of Risky Behavior in Teens

February 2013
Dr. César Nufio
What Insects Can Tell Us About Climate Change