New Season of Teen Café Scientifique NM Launches Sept. 5!

Students learn about robotics from LANL post doc Steve Anton during a Café last year. Courtesy photo 
 
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TCSNM News:
 
Teen Café Scientifique New Mexico is launching its first program of the season at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road. The program is free and open to all teens.
 
Dr. Steven Brumby of Los Alamos National Laboratory, who studies neuroscience models for computer vision and develops computer codes to simulate vision, will present “Can You See Me Now? Teaching Computers to See.”
 
The program begins with a short presentation by Dr. Brumby, followed by questions and answer and some hands on activities that will demonstrate why it is so hard it is to teach computers to see.
 
Dr. Brumby also will present his program at Cafés in:
  • Espanola at 7 p.m., Sept. 11 at Northern New Mexico College in GE 208;
  • Santa Fe at 7 p.m., Sep. 19 at the Santa Fe Community Foundation HUB (501 Halona St,); and
  • Albuquerque at 7 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
A biographic sketch and essay about the presentation are available at http://www.cafenm.org/schedule.html

Café Scientifique New Mexico is a free, fun way for teens to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Stimulating conversations with scientists, engineers and inventors take place in an informal and relaxed setting. Free food is served!

The program is run by teens for teens at central locations in Española/Pojoaque, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. It was inspired by the adult Café Scientifique programs that have become popular throughout the world.

To learn more, visit cafenm.org.

 

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