december, 2019

14dec1:00 pm4:00 pmMeet A Scientist1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet a Scientist at Pacific Science Center

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

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Abbie Ganas
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry, Department of Material Science and Engineering
“Diamond Making 101”
Do you ever wonder how diamonds are made? Explore diamond making and help us make different kinds of diamonds!

David Ung
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
“Capturing the Sun: Storing Solar Energy in Bubbles”
Have fun learning about energy storage by playing with solar powered cars and splitting water.

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.

Mary Johnson
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
“Controlling Chemical Building Blocks”
Have fun learning about the chemistry of items we use every day, and the tools chemists use to make them! See how the same building blocks can be connected in different ways to make different materials and learn about a tool called a “catalyst” that helps chemists control how the building blocks arrange.

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.

Samantha Phan


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


Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery at Pacific Science Center

200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109