february, 2019

23feb1:00 pm4:00 pmMeet A Scientist - Feb. 23, 20191:00 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, February 23, 2019 – 1-4 p.m.

In Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Dr. Jessica Fagerstrom
Northwest Medical Physics Center
“Bananas, Superheroes, and Radiation!”
You might know that superheroes like Spiderman, the Hulk, and the Fantastic Four got their powers from radiation, but what exactly is radiation and why does it matter to us in everyday life? At this activity station, we’ll learn how radiation can be a tool to help keep us safe and healthy.

Tyler Nicholas
University of Washington, Predictive Toxicology Center
“Where Is Nano?”
Nanoparticles come in all shapes and sizes—come learn about them, and how their use in consumer products affects the environment.

Courtnie Paschall
University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering
“All the Feelz: Your Brain”
How you can tell if something is soft or hard, rough or smooth? How does your brain know what your fingers are touching without even looking? Come explore your brain with me at Meet a Scientist and discover how your brain has All the Feelz.



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


Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery at Pacific Science Center

200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109