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Teen Science Café: Emerging Infectious Diseases 2018

Teens are invited to the Museum of Nature and Science for“Teen Science Café: Emerging Infectious Diseases – Using the Past to Prepare for the Future” from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Bryant Foreman, senior research associate at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will host the evening’s program via video conference from Maryland. The program is open to middle and high school students ages 13-17.

Teens will learn how emerging pathogens have had an increasingly significant impact on human and animal populations across the globe. They will explore what is being done to combat these diseases, and what the future will look like with or without them.

Foreman currently works in a viral pathogenesis lab for the National Institutes of Health - NIAID with previous experience working with the USDA monitoring avian and swine flu outbreaks.

Teen Science Café is a free, fun way for teens to explore the advances in science and technology and meet with STEM professionals to learn about career options for their future. Teens participate in discussion and hands-on activities for deeper exploration of topics they choose.

Admission to the Museum of Nature and Science is free. The museum is located at 411 North Main St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, visit the website at: or call 575//522-3120.