september, 2019

28sep1:00 pm4:00 pmMeet A Scientist - September 28, 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, September 28, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
In the 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.

Emily Norton
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), University of Washington
“CSI: Puget Sound”
Animals (including us!) leave DNA behind everywhere we go! Join me to fish for environmental DNA and play a matching game to figure out which organisms live in this marine habitat.

Dr. Alisha Mendonsa
Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
“Fighting Cancer”
Learn what cancer is, how it spreads and why it is so difficult to treat.


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


Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery at Pacific Science Center

200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109