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Past Cafés


Biologically Inspired Miniature Jumping Robots
Presenter : Dr. Jianguo Zhao, CSU's Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
April 13, 2016
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Dr Zhao explained how biological inspirations from small animals and insects have helped Zhao and his team build tiny jumping robots.
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Build it, Burn it, Breath it!
Presenter : Dr. Emily Fischer & Graduate Student Jakob Lindaas
March 9, 2016
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Dr Fischer and Jakob Lindaas brought some atmospheric chemistry instruments and presented a mini lesson in air polution.
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Bison in Your Backyard: Preserving an Icon in Northern Colorado Public spaces
Presenter : Dr. Jennifer Barfield
February 10, 2016
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Dr Barfield from CSU's Department of Biomedical Sciences told us the story of the Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation herd that lives just north of Fort Collins.
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Rule the City for a Day
Presenter : Ms. Nicole Sedgeley, City of Fort Collins
November 18, 2015
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Participants got a chance to learn about some of the most innovative climate projects happening in Fort Collins and around the world and make some decisions for the future.
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Altered Behavior Induced by Parasites!
Presenter : Dr. Janice Moore, Professor of Biology, CSU
October 14, 2015
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Animal behavior is not always what it seems to be, and the behavior we observe is not always the product of one organism. Introducting zombie parasites!
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Exciting Neurological Research That Takes Place in Professor Tjalkens' Laboratory!
Presenter : Dr. Ron Tjalkens, Professor of Toxicology and Neuroscience, CSU
September 9, 2015
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Our first Café of the new schoolyear featured Dr. Ron Tjalkens. Dr. Tjalkens is a Professor of Toxicology and Neuroscience and the Associate Director for the Center for Environmental Medicine at Colorado State University. He talked about some of the exciting neurological research that takes place in his laboratory.
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How a Few Irresponsible Adults Caused Thousands of Animal Extinctions
Presenter : Dr. Tom Stohlgren, Natural Resource Ecology Lab, CSU
April 8, 2015
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

This funny and irreverent scientist took the mystery out of the extinction "who-done-it" case by highlighting how some explorers, trained killers, vacationers, pet owners and shoppers have been responsible for some global decline of biodiversity.
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Sensory Substitutions and Superpowers! : Applications of Human-Machine Integration
Presenter : JJ Moritz, Center for Electric Propulsion and Plasma Engineering, CSU
March 11, 2015
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

March's Science Café featured JJ Moritz from the Center for Electric Propulsion and Plasma Engineering at Colorado State University. Attendees used simple electronics to build sensory substitution and other bioelectrical and biomechanical devices to control machines or receive sensory sensory feedback from simple machines or robotics.
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Seeing into the Future: How Anticipated Action Leads to Spatial Perception
Presenter : Dr. Jessica Witt, Dept. of Psycology, CSU
February 11, 2015
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Jessica's research challenges the idea that the same physical environment, which gives rise to the same optical information received by the eye, should therefore look the same. Participants had fun with Dr. Witt's visual aids that challenged our eyes and our brains!
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The Science of Sound and Music
Presenter : Dr. Brian Jones, Dept. of Physics, CSU
November 12, 2014
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Why does a flute sound different than a clarinet? When you play a violin, where does the sounds actually come from? Our November Science Café explored basic science principles underlying the richness of the auditory experience we call music, and highlighted a local high school jazz quartet!
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Engaging Teens in Science and Health Through Hands on Anatomy and Neuroscience
Presenter : Dr. Tod Clapp, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, CSU
October 8, 2014
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

October's Science Café allowed budding scientists to experience hands-on anatomy demonstrations that illustrated the effects of poor health decisions, such as eschewing sunscreen, smoking cigarettes, abusing alcohol, or taking drugs. We used these organs to explore the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.
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Small Fish, Big Questions: Guppies Help Us Understand Evolution
Presenter : Dr. Lisa Angeloni and Dale Broader, Dept. of Biology, CSU
September 10, 2014
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Dr. Lisa Angeloni and Dale Broder demonstrated how to make observations of guppy behavior and color patterns, discover differences among three different populations, and learn how these small freshwater fish from Trinidad and Tobago are used to study evolution.
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Our Soil: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth
Presenter : Dr. Eugene Kelly, Colorado State University
June 11, 2014
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Dr. Kelly highlighted the essential functions of soil in sustaining the planet and then provided some examples of how soils are used to support life. He delved into the earths history and how soils can be used in environmental forensics.
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Time's Arrow, The Nature of Now and Traveling Through Time
Presenter : Dr. Brian Jones, Colorado State University
May 14, 2014
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Brian, who is the creator of CSU's Little Shop of Physics, introduced some fun activities around time travel, highlighting interesting facts about the way the world works and leading to a discussion about time travel and how it is not ruled out by the laws of physics.
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Invisible Light Keeps Us Warm! The Science Behind Climate Change
Presenter : Dr. Scott Denning, Colorado State University
April 9, 2014
Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Dr. Denning talked about the science behind climate change. We explored the ways in which light, heat, and radiation shape our climate and make Earth habitable.
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