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.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
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.
Dr. Pete Amos
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
“Help! Microglia: The brain’s first responders”
Who protects the brain from invaders and disease? Take on the role of a microglial cell and save the brain from certain destruction!
University of Washington, Pathobiology Program
“Rock, Paper, Germ!”
See if you can beat your friends and family in a game of germs versus humans. Learn more about ways that humans keep ourselves from getting sick, and how germs try to get around them.
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry, Chemistry and Astrobiology Program
“Where Does Life Come From?”
Cells come from other cells, but where did the first cells come from? See how science helps us learn about the origin of cells and life on Earth!
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm