The Delaware Teen Science Café is designed for teens by teens in our community to engage in STEAM-related topics delivered by local experts in the field.

A typical Delaware Teen Science Café may consist of food, collaboration, special guest speakers, activities, and more. This program is specifically designed for grades 7-12.

The Delaware Teen Science Café is sponsored by Incyte.

Dates for the 2024-25 school year are coming soon.

Topics will be determined in the fall by the Teen Leadership Team.

Previous Events

Delaware Teen Science Café: Fossil Fest

April 26, 2024 | 6-8:30 p.m.

From the oldest bones to the youngest skeletons, come to the next Delaware Teen Science Café to learn about Paleontology. Dr. Chrpa will lead the way, from playing detective with fossils to modeling your own. This Café is sure to dig up your childhood dreams!

Delaware Teen Science Café: Pathogen Pursuit

February 9, 2024 | 6-8:30 p.m.

From swine flu to covid outbreaks, someone’s got to figure it out. Who else but epidemiologists? At February’s Delaware Teen Science Café, learn about the trackers of diseases and public health. The hunt is on!

Behind the Brushstrokes

Friday, November 3 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Explore the fascinating world of art conservation and the techniques and tools used by conservators. From delicate cleaning and restoration processes to making your own natural pigments, you’ll uncover the artful science behind the restoration of masterpieces. Join us to unlock the mysteries hidden within the strokes of famous artworks and discover the science behind art conservation!

Our speaker is Madeline Hagerman, Director, Undergraduate Art Conservation Program and Assistant Professor, University of Delaware.

The Teen Leadership Team

The Teen Leadership Team is responsible for hosting the Delaware Teen Science Cafés. Teen Leadership Team members select the Café topics and prepare presenters, advertise and draw other teens to the Cafés, and assist in the planning and implementation of activities related to the Cafés.

The Delaware Teen Science Café Leadership Team

August 2024 – May 2025

For teens in grades 9-12.

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are closed.

The Delaware Teen Science Café Leadership Team plans and hosts Delaware Teen Science Cafés throughout the school year. Planning and hosting Teen Science Cafés include creating themes, preparing presenters, marketing, and building leadership skills. Hours count towards community service requirements.

The Teen Science Café Network

The Delaware Teen Science Café is part of the Teen Science Café Network. Teen Science Cafés are out-of-school programs are a free, fun way for teens to explore the big advances in science and technology affecting their lives. Teens and STEM experts engage in lively conversations and activities to explore a topic deeply.