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.
Cost: Free for members / Included with admission
Recommended Ages: All ages
Members receive program and event discounts and free admission.
Dr. Adam Isabella
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Basic Sciences Division
“Building the Brain”
How does your brain work? What does it do? Have fun learning about the brain by building your own working nervous system.
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
“Digging in Dirt”
There’s a lot more to dirt than meets the eye! Come explore the microscopic dimensions of dirt with a soils scientist.
Seattle Children’s Hospital
“Grab Them Cells!”
A fun game of modifying cells to catch more than your opponent! Make changes to your T-Cell to grab the cancer!
Dr. Christina Lopez
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
“Training Our Body’s Superheroes to Fight Villainous Viruses”
Antibodies are our body’s superhero team. HIV is a villainous virus that is hard to defeat and can harm us. Using HIV Vaccines, we are able to train our antibodies (our body’s superheroes) on the villain virus weak points. Then our body’s superhero team of antibodies can defeat HIV viruses quickly before they can harm us.
Dr. Katie Jewett
University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences
“Do Flies Have Brains?”
Come explore a model fruit fly head! Practice your fine motor skills using real dissection tools while learning about how scientists can use flies to study human genes and diseases.
University of Washington, Department of Physics
Magnets have amazed us for thousands of years, and they have many wonderful properties. Find out how our spacecraft use magnets to peer beneath the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm