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Cafe Scientifique

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You are cordially invited to come and chat with a scientist about an interesting and/or controversial science topic.  Patterned after the International Cafe Scientifique, the Science Department has initiated an outreach program to promote public interest in science.
Our goal is simply to have regularly scheduled sessions for informal discussions of scientific topics.

Schuler Books & Music
Meridian Mall, Okemos
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7:00pm

Impacts! The Science of Cratering

Impact cratering is the prominent geological process of solid-body planets and moons. So what the heck happens during the cratering process? For April’s Café Scientifique, Peter Malinski will be giving a talk about impact cratering across the solar system and will break down the nitty-gritty of impact geology. He will describe the impacting process across the solar system and identify prominent structures seen in many NASA and ESA missions. Resources will be provided to explore these craters, and information will be given to see these wonderful structures for yourself!

Schuler Books & Music
Meridian Mall, Okemos
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:00pm


Cyberbullying is a problem impacting many children today, and can have dire consequences. This talk will focus on what we currently know about cyberbullying and its effects on those it impacts. The talk will focus on what exactly is meant by the term “cyberbullying” and how it differs from traditional bullying, what might put youth at risk for cyberbullying victimization and perpetration, and what the consequences of cyberbullying involvement are for youth. We'll also discuss what might protect children from becoming involved in cyberbullying, both as victims and perpetrators of bullying, and what preventative and intervention strategies seem promising in reducing this behavior.

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Please join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan O'Keefe by phone at (517) 483-1110 or e-mail at

Science at Lansing Community College

Science Department
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 3203
Phone: (517) 483-1092
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