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October 4, 2017

Teen Science Café: Some of us carry more Neanderthal genes than others

Find out why some people carry more Neanderthal genes than others during the next Teen Science Café on Oct. 11, presented by Prof. Mica Glantz from CSU’s Department of Anthropology. Attendees will use human fossil casts to identify characteristics that separate modern humans from Neanderthals. Glantz also will present evidence that suggests modern humans and Neanderthals were romantically involved.

Glantz, who received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, is a paleoanthropologist and director of the Human Origins Laboratory.

The Front Range Teen Science Café is part of a larger national network of science cafés for teens. ESMEI’S Teen Science Café brings scientists and teens together for a conversation about science in a local coffee shop, Everyday Joe’s Coffee House. A primary goal of the café is for teens to increase their understanding of the nature of science and to develop a realistic perception of scientists and the lives they lead — which they sometimes do not get in school.

When: 5-7 p.m., with presentation starting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11
Where: Everyday Joe’s Coffee House
Presenter: CSU Department of Anthropology Prof. Mica Glantz

RSVP to the Oct. 11 Teen Science Café here.

Oct. 11 Teen Science Café flier

The next Teen Science Café will be Nov. 8.