What is it?
Science Café for Young People is intended for students aged from 12 to 20 and their teachers. It is held outside of the academic grounds.
Science Café for Young People provides students with an opportunity to discuss current and hot topics in science and technology with respected Slovak or foreign scientists. Rather than giving a presentation, these sessions are conducted in an informal, relaxed and friendly atmosphere which spontaneously encourages students to participate in scientific discourse. In the course of the event, students can help themselves to a cup of tea, mineral water and cakes, which also contributes to this pleasant atmosphere. Science Café for Young People lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Topics selected include current news such as gene manipulations, biotechnologies, global warming, robotics, artificial intelligence, development of information technologies, etc.
When, where and who organises the event?
Science Café for Young People in Bratislava is a joint project of the National Centre for the Popularisation of Science in Society, SCSTI and the civic association Mladí vedci Slovenska/Young Scientists of Slovakia.This event is organised once a month in the morning in a conference room on the second floor of the SCSTI. The first meeting of students and scientists within the Science Café for Young People framework was held on 19th June 2008.
Science Café for Young People session in Košice region is organised by the Centre for Leisure Time – Regional Centre for Young People (RCM) in Košice under the auspices of NCP S&T, SCSTI.
The RCM organises this event once or several times a month upon request. It usually takes place in the morning in the Centre for Leisure Time – Regional Centre for Young People on Strojárska street 3 in Košice or Filia, a private leisure centre on Trieda SNP 3 in Košice. The first meeting of students and scientists within the Science Café for Young People framework was held on 23rd September 2009.