What we're about

We are a local chapter of a national network of Science Cafes created by WGBH Boston, the producers of the NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW programs for public television. We meet monthly for fun, casual discussion of various topics of real science. We invite a guest scientist to lead the Q&A portion of the meeting--you get to ask your questions, and the expert provides the answers! Children age 5-12 are welcome to attend with their parents; our Kid's Cafe meets in an adjacent room where we provide a science lesson (related to the adult disucssion) and fun, hands-on activities to help make learning science fun! Complimentary snacks and drinks are provided while they last.

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Let's Meetup to discuss the Evolution of Hacking and Cyber Security

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Dear Science Enthusiasts,

We all know there are risks associated with everything we do online. We are all irritated by spam e-mails. Most, if not all of us have received calls from our credit card companies about fraudulent charges. None of us are ignorant of the fact that criminals, foreign governments, and other international actors are attacking computers all the time. But how deep does the rabbit hole go?

The June meeting of the STFK Science Cafe is approaching quickly, and this is one that you don't want to miss! Our discussion topic is "The Evolution of Hacking and Cyber Security". Our guest expert is Joey LaGuardia. He earned a Masters of Computer Science at ETSU, and he has 10 years of experience protecting Government, Medical, Internet Startup, and Celebrity assets online. He is currently working for a Nuclear Company as a Cyber Security Analyst.

We will be meeting at the Bearden Branch Library on Thursday, June 2 from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. The library is located at the intersection of Papermill Drive and Kingston Pike. The street address is 100 Golfclub Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919. If you plan to attend, please RSVP on Meetup or by e-mail to [masked] and include the number of people in your group.

Children are welcome to attend any of the Science Café meetings with their parents! For ages 5-12, we offer a Kid's Café program in a nearby area with a science lesson and activities that help make learning science fun! Kids can participate with the permission of their parents while the parents enjoy the adult-level discussion. For proper planning purposes, it is important that our children's director knows in advance how many kids will be attending and their ages. Please include this information when you RSVP.

This meeting is FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome, but seating is limited. Adding your name to the RSVP list guarantees your seat(s) until 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the meeting. After that, seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. The Fire Marshall's imposed maximum attendance is 47 for this venue.

If you are unable to attend in person and you would like to join the meeting virtually, we do offer Zoom access to the meeting. Those who will attend virtually should also send e-mail to [masked] and request instructions for Zoom.

Sincerely,

David Spakes, organizer

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (sponsor)

Let's Meetup to discuss Freshwater Mussels of the Clinch River

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For the month of July, the STFK Science Café is pleased to welcome back a returning speaker, Jeronimo Silva. He is a Ph.D. Student in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For the next couple of years, he will be working with freshwater mussels investigating mass mortality events in the Clinch River, about two hours northeast from Knoxville. The Clinch has the greatest freshwater mussel biodiversity on Earth, and half of the species there are endangered.

The July meeting of the STFK Science Café will take place at the Bearden Branch Library on Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. The library is located at the intersection of Papermill Drive and Kingston Pike. The street address is 100 Golfclub Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Children are welcome to attend any of the Science Café meetings with their parents! For ages 5-12, we offer a Kid's Café program in a nearby area with a science lesson and activities that help make learning science fun! Kids can participate with the permission of their parents while the parents enjoy the adult-level discussion. For proper planning purposes, it is important that our children's director knows in advance how many kids will be attending and their ages.

This meeting is FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome! Seating is limited, so please RSVP on Meetup or by e-mail to [masked]. Adding your name to the RSVP list guarantees your seat(s) until 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the meeting. After that, seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. The Fire Marshall's imposed maximum attendance is 47 for this venue.

I hope you will plan to come to what should be a very interesting topic and exciting discussion! Please share this invitation with others who may be interested. The web site for the STFK Science Cafe is http://www.knoxsciencecafe.org.

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