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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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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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Meteorites: Keys to the Early Solar System

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this talk Dr. Heather Watson, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Union College, will discuss the origin of our solar system, and how rocks from space (meteorites) give us clues on how to interpret the formation events that occurred over 4 billion years ago. She will also discuss classification and identification of meteorites and asteroids and their role in catastrophic changes throughout Earth's history. Join us on September 24th at Brown's Brewing Company to hear more from Dr.…

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October 2019

The Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Mother-Baby Bonding

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Sq
Albany, NY 12143 US
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Dr. Nicole Heller, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Siena College, will discuss the recovery side of the opioid epidemic with a special focus on mothers in methadone maintenance treatment programs and their infants. Misconceptions about the field of psychology, infant studies, and methadone will also be explored. Join us on October 29th at 7pm at the C.H. Evans Brewing Albany Pump Station . As always, Science on Tap is free and open to the public!

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