june, 2019

22jun1:00 pm4:00 pmMeet A Scientist - June 22, 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.

Cost: Free for members / Included with admission

Recommended Ages: All ages

Members receive program and event discounts and free admission. Become a PacSci Member

Meet a Scientist is located in the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Jacob O’Connor
University of Washington, Department of Biochemistry
“The Shape of Medicine”
Come learn about how scientists make new medicines and then practice those skills yourself! Work with others to try to build new medicines that treat diseases without causing unwanted side effects.

Dr. Kristin Anderson
University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“T Cell Boot Camp: Teaching T Cells to Kill Cancer”
Immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatment, but what is it? In this activity, we will explore how a person’s immune system can be engineered to fight cancer.

Dr. Liz Kwan
University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences
“DNA Building Blocks”
Our cells keep their instructions in DNA molecules. Help copy a new set of genetic information to pass on to a new cell. Learn how mistakes can change appearance, function, and health.

Nile Wilson
University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering
“We’re in This Together: Brain-Computer Interfaces!”
Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) allow us to control things like robotic arms and computer cursors using just our thoughts. So if BCIs exist, why don’t we see them everywhere yet? Come to this activity to put yourself in the BCI’s shoes and find out why!

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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