Events & Programs
Girls’ Night Out
Girls’ Night Out aims to inspire curiosity in girls and nurture careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program allows girls to recognize their ability to achieve success in STEM subjects and build career-relevant skills. Girls’ Night Out participants engage with female professionals from different STEM fields through interactive demonstrations, one-on-one interactions and hands-on activities.
- When: December 7
- Time: 4-7 p.m.
- Grades: 5-8
- Cost: $35, or $30 for Pacific Science Center Members. All ticket sales for Girls’ Night Out are final and nonrefundable.
December 7: The Science of Bread
Dr. Bethany Econopouly, PhD
Participants will learn about Bethany’s studies and career as an agricultural scientist and participate in hands-on activities that explore the science of breadmaking.
Kim is the Managing Director of The Bread Lab at Washington State University and co-author of Bread Lab! Her work includes field research, wheat and flour analysis, community outreach events, and connecting farmers with bakers, chefs, and businesses to establish profitable and sustainable partnerships.
About our Speaker
Bethany Econopouly has a PhD from Washington State University and an MS from Colorado State University, both in agricultural sciences. She previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. She currently lives near Philadelphia. She is the author of Bread Lab, her first picture book.
“I have spent my life working with food—a basic necessity for all people. When I was young, I wanted a career baking and cooking. Later, I became fascinated with science and specialized in agriculture. As an agricultural scientist, I depend on repeated experimentation to help keep plants, the environment and people healthy.
Baking sourdough bread is a great way to begin making food yourself. Starting with wheat seeds, microorganisms and water, you can create a delicious loaf of bread. What you can learn about yourself and the world by keeping a starter, measuring ingredients, folding dough, feeling, smelling, tasting and sharing a loaf of sourdough bread? I challenge you to give it a try.”
Learn more in this quick PacSci Podcast: