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February 2019

oil spills? Ocean threats?

February 26 @ 2:00 pm

oil spills? Ocean threats? with Dr Sarah berke

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March 2019

Science On Tap – Vernal Pools: Hidden Treasures of Biological Diversity

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown’s Brewing, 417 River St
Troy, NY 12180 United States
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Dr. Mary Beth Kolozsvary, Siena College Date: Tuesday, March 26 Time: 7pm Location: Brown's Brewing | 417 River St. | Troy, NY 12180 Vernal pools are small, shallow ephemeral wetlands that undergo periods of drying and inundation. These pools are typically found in forested areas and are isolated from permanent waters, and lack predaceous fish. When these pools fill with water in the spring and early summer, they are teeming with life, providing important habitat for many invertebrate and amphibian species.…

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April 2019

State Of Science Panel

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12181 United States
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Free to Public

A panel discussion on science activism and advocacy in the Capital Region with public officials, scientists, and activists focusing on how we, as concerned citizens, can get involved most effectively. The event, which replaces this year’s March for Science, is produced by CapSci.   PANELISTS   Dr. Abby Kinchy / Associate professor of Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Abby Kinchy studies how social movements, such as the alternative agriculture movement and antifracking activists, resist and shape the development of…

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Digital Forensics – privacy-enhancing technology for photos

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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An illustration of an eye overlayed with computer terminal text

Digital Forensics - privacy-enhancing technology for photos with Dr. Liyue Fan

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May 2019

2019 Greater Capital Region STEAM Exposition

May 18 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Colonie Central High School, 1 Raider Blvd,
Albany,, NY 12205
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Free

CapSci will have a table at this year's Greater Capital Region STEAM expo. We will be doing our Meet a Scientist scavenger hunt and sharing information about our organization!  Come by and say Hello The STEAM Exposition is similar to a science fair, but is much more as it is interdisciplinary. Student projects in the STEAM Expo must incorporate at least two of the disciplines in STEAM. In addition to student projects, there will also be hands-on, interactive displays during…

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July 2019

Science on Tap: Stem Cells As A Cure for Disease “What do Scientists know?”

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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Speaker: Dr. Liz Fisher, Neural Stem Cell Institute Date: Tuesday, July 30 Time: 7pm Location: Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY Stem cells hold great promise in treating a wide range of diseases, though the hype is currently outpacing the science. This has unfortunately led to a rise in clinics which exploit loopholes and treat stem cells as a panacea- a new generation of snake oil salesmen. We will go into what treatments are actually approved by the FDA, and where the science…

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August 2019

Poetry In Science ‘A Night of Inspiration’

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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Date: Tuesday, August 6 Time: 7pm Location: Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY Featured Poets: Laura Ellzey, Frank S. Robinson, Charlie Rossiter, Eli Sands, Marshall Witten Find the creativity in science! Please join us for an evening of scientific insights and inspirations, where concepts are shared in voice, performance, and movement. Poetry and science both rise from the human impulse to explore mysteries. The earliest scientists were also poets, and many a poet has immersed themselves in science. Laura Ellzey is…

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Science Not Silence: Protecting Science for the Public Good

August 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd
Albany, NY 12211 United States
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Join us Thursday, August 15th, 6:30 pm at Siena College for a unique conversation with Congressman Paul Tonko, Kathy Curtis of Clean & Healthy NY, and local scientists Jeffrey Corbin, Ph.D from Union College, and Tomoko Udo, Ph.D from the University of Albany School of Public Health about why federal science matters in tackling the Capital Region’s most pressing health and safety issues—if we can protect it from political manipulation. Check RSVP details (note: RSVPing is not required for attendance).…

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Searching for the Missing Matter of the Universe

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Slidin’ Dirty (Schenectady), 512 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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An astonishing conclusion of modern cosmology is that about 80% of the universe's matter is in an unknown and yet to be discovered form so-called Dark Matter. Searching for this missing matter of the Universe has become a main focus of particle physics. Join us as Dr. Alvine Kamaha from the University at Albany discusses in a fun and casual way the evidence for Dark Matter and the different technologies utilized by worldwide experiments to discover it! As always, Science…

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September 2019

Back to School Expo

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12210 US
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Come say 'Hi' to CapSci at this year's Back to School Expo! We will be doing family friendly experiments with details about our organization and future events. Looks like to be a great event for all ages. Come check it out!

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