january, 2020

11jan1:00 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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Members receive program and event discounts and free admission.

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Ashlee Abrantes
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Cornell University
“Backyard Bioassessment”
Dig for “insects” to examine how organisms can be water quality indicators. Practice identifying real aquatic invertebrates using a dissecting microscope.

Brenda Kessenich
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.

Dr. Gabe Pratt
TwinStrand Biosciences
“What Can Legos Tell Us About Our DNA?”
Solve a short puzzle with Lego people while learning how our DNA affects our traits. Next, learn how we understand what DNA is inside every person.

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.

Maria Viitaniemi
University of Washington, Department of Physics
“A Physicist’s Toolbox”
You will explore some of the tools that an experimental laser physicist uses to study new materials. With emphasis on my favorite tool (light!), you will solve various problems including mystery black boxes and new material samples. Come see how light can be used to study the quantum mechanical properties of materials!

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


Pacific Science Center

200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109