july, 2019

27jul1:00 pm4:00 pmMeet A Scientist - July 27, 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.

Cost: Free for members / Included with admission

Recommended Ages: All ages

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
In the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Christine Kang
University of Washington, Department of Chemical Engineering
“Making Materials from Proteins”
Learn about proteins and how they can be used to build new materials!

Dr. Jessica Fagerstrom
Northwest Medical Physics Center
“Bananas, Superheroes, and Radiation!”
You might know that superheroes like Spider-Man, 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.

Dr. Katie Fellows
University of Washington, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
“Exposure Detectives: Using Maps to Solve the Case”
Become a true exposure detective and help solve the case of why and how people are getting sick by using maps and what we know about routes of exposure and exposure pathways.

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

Sunny Rao
University of Washington, Department of Electrical Engineering
“DNA Tangrams”
Have fun learning how scientists use tiny molecules to engineer complex structures and design your own!

Taylor Stepien
University of Washington, Department of Global Health
“Hungry for Germs”
Learn about how our bodies fight germs with white blood cells that can hunt down and eat them. It’s a race to find and eat the germs before we get too sick!


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


Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery at Pacific Science Center

200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109