Jr. Science Cafés

An opportunity for students to discover what it's like to be a scientist or engineer through meaningful conversations and hands-on activities.

Jr. Science Cafés are small, focused sessions that offer young people the exciting opportunity to interact directly with STEM professionals. These learning experiences aim to change the perception of a "traditional" STEM professional by engaging professionals of all ages, backgrounds, interests, and career paths, conveying that anyone can pursue a career in STEM.

We schedule African American Professionals to lead our Black Creativity Jr. Science Cafés during Black History Month. Latinx Professionals lead our Latinx Jr. Science Cafés during Hispanic Heritage Month. For the remainder of the year, STEM professionals from various backgrounds lead our open Spring and Fall Jr. Science Café sessions.

Best for students in grades 4-12. Sessions are 30 or 45 minutes, and can be virtual or in person. Capacity per in-person session is 35 students. Sessions are booked on a first come, first served basis.

There is no additional charge for these Jr. Science Café sessions, but your school's enrollment must be at least 51% students of low income.

To reserve a session, email Dulce Enriquez or call (773) 753-1766.