Science Cafe Past Events


NMTC Science Cafe Evolution of Pest Resistence
03/28/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elkton Public Library

March 28: NMTC Science Café: The Evolution of Pest Resistance (David Ingber, PhD student at UDEL, will discuss how insects evolve and adapt to pest resistant plants and crops. The importance of Bt crops and misconceptions about GMO’s will be explained.)



NMTC Science Cafe Climate Change Part 3
03/21/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elkton Public Library

March 21: NMTC Science Café: State of the Bay  (The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be here to give us an update of the progress of efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.)

March 28: NMTC Science Café: The Evolution of Pest Resistance (David Ingber, PhD student at UDEL, will discuss how insects evolve and adapt to pest resistant plants and crops. The importance of Bt crops and misconceptions about GMO’s will be explained.)



NMTC Science Cafe - State of the Bay
03/21/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elkton Public Library

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March 21: NMTC Science Café: State of the Bay  (The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be here to give us an update of the progress of efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.)

April 18: NMTC Science Café: The Evolution of Pest Resistance (David Ingber, PhD student at UDEL, will discuss how insects evolve and adapt to pest resistant plants and crops. The importance of Bt crops and misconceptions about GMO’s will be explained.)



NMTC Science Cafe - Science of Soldier Protection
03/15/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bel Air Public Library

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TOPIC – Science of Soldier Protection

PRESENTATION

PRESENTER – Dr.  Shawn Walsh, and Dr. Lionel Vargas-Gonzalez from Army Research Lab will be making this presentation,

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NMTC Science Cafe Climate Change Part 3
02/28/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elkton Public Library

February 28: NMTC Science Café: Climate Change Part 3

March 21: NMTC Science Café: State of the Bay  (The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be here to give us an update of the progress of efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.)

March 28: NMTC Science Café: The Evolution of Pest Resistance (David Ingber, PhD student at UDEL, will discuss how insects evolve and adapt to pest resistant plants and crops. The importance of Bt crops and misconceptions about GMO’s will be explained.)



NMTC Science Cafe - ENIAC ... to Supercomputers
02/22/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bel Air Public Library

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TOPIC
From ENIAC to Supercomputers

PRESENTATION
The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) was one of the earliest general purpose computers ever made and its development is considered the turning point for the computing and supercomputing age that has followed. Join us as we explore advances in computing and networking from the late 20th Century to today through the lens of computing milestones created right here in Harford County.

PRESENTER
Dr. Raju Namburu is Chief of the Computational Sciences Division, Computational & Informational Sciences Directorate, U.S. Army Research Lab, at Aberdeen Proving Ground

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NMTC Science Cafe Climate Change Part 2
02/14/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elkton Public Library

Feb. 14: NMTC Science Café: Climate Change Part 2

February 28: NMTC Science Café: Climate Change Part 3

March 21: NMTC Science Café: State of the Bay  (The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be here to give us an update of the progress of efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.)

March 28: NMTC Science Café: The Evolution of Pest Resistance (David Ingber, PhD student at UDEL, will discuss how insects evolve and adapt to pest resistant plants and crops. The importance of Bt crops and misconceptions about GMO’s will be explained.)



NMTC Science Cafe Climate Change Part 1
01/31/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elkton Public Library

NMTC Science Café: Climate Change Part 1 (http://md.evanced.info/cecil/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=10039)

Feb. 14: NMTC Science Café: Climate Change Part 2

February 28: NMTC Science Café: Climate Change Part 3

March 21: NMTC Science Café: State of the Bay  (The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be here to give us an update of the progress of efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.)

March 28: NMTC Science Café: The Evolution of Pest Resistance (David Ingber, PhD student at UDEL, will discuss how insects evolve and adapt to pest resistant plants and crops. The importance of Bt crops and misconceptions about GMO’s will be explained.)



NMTC Science Cafe - Superbugs
01/25/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bel Air Public Library

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TOPIC
How did we reach the cusp of a post-antibiotic era? What can be done to preserve the medical value of antibiotics?

PRESENTATION
Medicine is close to losing effective antibiotics, risking the health of children and others at risk of infection. Decisions made early in the antibiotic age, along with subsequent failures to understand the impact of agricultural use of antibiotics, have allowed the global threat of drug resistant pathogens to emerge.

PRESENTER
Dr. Ellen Silbergeld is Professor in Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences and Health Policy Management at Johns Hopkins University. She is trained in environmental engineering and toxicology, and researches microbial epidemiology and ecosystems. During her career, she has advised many international agencies on scientific and epidemiological issues.

This and all Science Cafés are a FUN AND FREE way FOR EVERYONE, scientists or not, to learn about a specific science and technology topic that affects our everyday lives, from a local expert. Drop in for a tea and stay for the discussion.

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NMTC Science Cafe - Making Sense of Scents – Only the Nose Knows
11/16/2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bel Air Public Library

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TOPIC
Making Sense of Scents –
Only the Nose Knows
PRESENTATION
Smell (olfaction) and (gustation) taste play pivotal roles in how animals interact with and respond to their environment. The basic processing of information is similar in vertebrates and invertebrates and influences the selection of food sources, mates, and (for insects) sites to lay eggs.
Understanding how volatile compounds are detected and processed is leading to a greater understanding of how humans and insects detect smells in their environment.
Research may lead to the development of new methods for crop protection from insects and move toward a better understanding of human olfactory dysfunctions, such as anosmia.

PRESENTER
Dr. Vonnie Shields is Associate Dean of the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
Professor of Biological Sciences at Towson University. She holds Bachelors and
Doctoral degrees in Biology from the University of Regina, Canada.

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