Science Café series to highlight SciTEC programs

Jan 16, 2019 | Education and Human Sciences, General News

Lindsey Keith-Vincent

The Louisiana Tech Chapter of the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society will host a discussion titled “Successes STEMing from SciTEC Partnerships and Programming” on Tuesday, January 22 at Ruston Artisans, 203 W. Alabama Ave. A social with appetizers will begin at 5:30 p.m.; discussion starts at 6.

The event, free and open to the public, is the second in a series of Science Café gatherings this academic year. The idea is for the Science Café to be less formal than a typical lecture so people can engage and feel comfortable asking questions.

SciTEC is Tech’s Science and Technology Education Center.

Diane Madden

“SciTEC is an active outreach program of the College of Education organized to serve the surrounding school systems and communities,” said Dr. Lindsey Keith-Vincent, SciTEC’s Director. Keith-Vincent and Diane Madden, SciTEC’s Associate Director, will lead an interactive session during this Science Café to demonstrate some of the programs they developed in collaboration with many partners to engage students of all ages in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. SciTEC’s camps for young scientists and professional development activities for teachers impact more than 15,000 students in the region annually.

Sponsored by Sigma Xi at Louisiana Tech and Ruston Artisans, Science Café is a series of public “chats” with researchers held during the fall, winter and spring academic quarters that make it easy for members of the campus and local communities to have conversations with scientists about their work. Read about the first one, held in October, here: Science Café series begins Oct. 16.

For more information about Science Café at Louisiana Tech, contact Terri Maness at