Teen Science Café

OVMoD’s Teen Science Café is part of a national network of similar programs. All Cafés are run by teens, for teens, with support from an adult facilitator. Cafés offer participants the opportunity to interact in a small group setting with a STEAM professional in our community. Plus, there’s always free food!

Save the Dates for Spring 2024 Teen Science Cafe events!


May 13 - Dr. Jean Forney

Bodies are Cool: Translational Science in Body Image and Eating Behaviors

We'll be looking at (and trying) some of the activities in evidence-based interventions to improve body image (and talking about why they work), talking about what translational science is and doing a demonstration in skin conductance data collection.

Jean Forney is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in body image and eating behavior. An Ohio native, Dr. Forney is an assistant professor at Ohio University where she conducts NIH-funded research and participates in the training of future clinical psychologists.


May 13, Dr. Jean Forney

⏰ Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
📍 Location: 67 Columbus Road, Athens, OH 45701

For further information, or if you're interested in being a Teen Leader, contact Carolyn Sheehan, Education Director at the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, at education@ovmod.org.

Interested in becoming a Teen Leader next year? Contact Carolyn to learn more!

Need a reminder? Visit https://www.remind.com/join/tsc2122 OR Text @tsc2122 to 81010


Past Guests: 

Drs. Bela Bhatt-Koshal and Vipin Koshal

Dr. Sumit Sharma

Dr. Julie Suhr

Dr. Julie Owens

Dr. Justin Frantz

Dr. Timothy Anderson

Dr. John Kopchick

The Nature Conservancy

Pauline Phillips

The Community Makerspace

Community Makerspace logo

Dr. Doug Goetz

Development of Therapeutics that Target Rogue Messengers

Dr. Doug Goetz and an associate, wearing white coats, use lab equipment

Dr. Mark Lucas

Seeing the Invisible: Experimental Physics


Dr. Nancy Stevens

Exploring environmental change through time: Tales from the field to the laboratory to the classroom and beyond


Dr. Jennifer Hines

RNA alphabet soup and how we use it to find new medicines

Dr. Jennifer Hines

Coral Wedel


Joe Brehm


Dr. Ryan Fogt


Hannah Rastatter


Meredith Fitschen-Brown


Dr. Ricky Okello


Dr. Nina Adjanin


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    led by teens, for teens!
    - locally organized but nationally recognized and supported by the National Science Foundation
    - provide a way for teens to have discussions and participate in activities with scientists and STEM (& STEAM!) professionals
    - FREE programs with FREE FOOD!