june, 2019

15jun1:00 pm4:00 pmMeet A Scientist - June 15, 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, June 15, 2019 – 1-4 p.m.

In Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

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.

Dr. Christina Lopez
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
“Training Our Body’s Superheroes to Fight Villainous Viruses”
Antibodies are our body’s superhero team. HIV is a villainous virus that is hard to defeat and can harm us. Using HIV vaccines, we are able to train our antibodies (our body’s superheroes) on the villain virus weak points. Then our body’s superhero team of antibodies can defeat HIV viruses quickly before they can harm us.

Dr. Heather Herd Gustafson
Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
“Understanding Metastasis”
How do cancer cells travel from one place in your body to another? Investigate how the circulatory system helps cancer and come find out ways that we are trying to stop it.

Liz Crummy
University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Center for Integrative Brain Research
“What Behaviors Can Animals Show Us?”
Have fun by playing a decision game, playing around with cue lights, and lever pressing for candy.

Time

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

Location

Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery at Pacific Science Center

200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109

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