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
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.
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Recommended Ages: All ages
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Dr. Eva Ma
University of Washington Tacoma, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Division of Science and Mathematics
“Gene Hacking: Changing DNA with CRISPR”
How can changes in DNA help scientists study how cells work? What is gene editing and how is it done? Come help us “fix” a gene and learn about the gene-editing technology CRISPR that is revolutionizing biology.
University of Washington, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
“Write Secret Codes in DNA”
Someday we will run out of space to store all the cat videos in the world. What if we write this in DNA instead of on hard drives? Come see how we mix biology and computers, and have fun writing words in a secret code — DNA!
University of Washington, Department of Biology
“How Do Our Bodies Know it’s Bedtime?”
Deep inside our brains, there’s a clock that times when we wake up and when we fall asleep. Come play a game to explore how different activities we do throughout the day influence how well our clock keeps time, and how this affects our sleep!
Dr. Delwin Elder
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Almost everything that we interact with is made from molecules–from the air we breathe and the food we eat, to clothes, medicines, toys, and even everything inside of us. Come learn about some of these amazing molecules and the chemistry principles that give them different and unique properties and uses. You will get to build a famous molecule or invent your own!
Dr. Chris Monson
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
“Fish Eggs, Fish Eggs, Rolly Poly Fish Eggs”
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery at Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109