december, 2018

15dec1:00 pm4:00 pmMeet A Scientist - Dec. 15, 20181:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet A Scientist


Event Details

Discover current research from leading local organizations and the scientists themselves at Meet a Scientist. Meet a Scientist features local scientists who share their work with you through hands-on activities and conversation. For all ages.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 1-4 p.m.

In the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Rae Eaton
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
“Machines to Find the Invisible”
Finding Waldo in the pages of a book is easy, but what if you had to spot Waldo in his book on Earth from a satellite orbiting in space. Help build a machine that can “see” and sort different objects, and learn how scientists use machines like this to find molecules in our bodies that are much much smaller than what our eyes can see.

Melissa MacEwen
University of Washington, Department of Pharmacology
“Cell-o-phone: How do different parts of the cell talk to each other?”
Have fun learning about communication between different parts of the cell by playing a rousing game of “cell-o-phone!” Your mission to send a message across the cell is simple, but how will you accomplish it without being able to move? This activity will teach you a little bit about cell signaling, and will discuss why flawed cell signaling is a component of many human diseases.

Beth Mundy
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
“Be a materials chemist!”
Chemists work in labs every day figuring out how to create new materials. Help design experiments to learn the basics of materials making.

David Ung
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
“Capturing the Sun: Storing Solar Energy in Bubbles”
Have fun learning about energy storage by playing with solar powered cars and splitting water.


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery at Pacific Science Center

200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109