Tesseract Point Science Cafe

Science Cafe is a time when the general public can meet and interact with a scientist in an informal setting, and learn something about an intriguing area of research. We meet monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month, in the loft of the Coffee Scene on Morganton Road, from 7-8 pm. The event is open to the general public in the Fayetteville and surrounding area, and there is no charge (except to buy something from the coffee shop).

Tuesday March 14

Topic: Sustainable Ecology in a Martian Colony   

Design of a large area closed ecological system on Mars

Morgan Irons Environmental Scientist, Biologist
7:00 pm Coffee Scene 3818 Morganton Rd, Fayetteville NC
Morgan Irons is the founder and Chief Science Officer of Deep Space Ecology, a company that develops ecological solutions for sustainable human habitation ... anywhere, including Earth, Moon, Mars and beyond. A senior at Duke University, Morgan will be graduating May 2017 with a double major with honors in environmental science and biology, a chemistry minor, and a pre-medicine emphasis. Her research review on closed ecological systems (CES’s) led to the development of a new patent pending CES model, the Three-Zone Model, and the founding of Deep Space Ecology. At Duke University's Research Greenhouses, Morgan has performed research growing plants in Mars regolith simulant to better learn how plants will grow on Mars. Additionally, she co-chairs the Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program of The Mars Generation, has been named a "Human of the Year" by Motherboard-Vice, and has recently been selected as a Fellow by the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program.

Tuesday April 11

Topic: Conservation in Kenya   


Margit Bertalan Conservationist
7:00 pm Coffee Scene 3818 Morganton Rd, Fayetteville NC