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Lectures from Pacific Science Center

Science in the City

Science in the City Lectures
Science is everywhere in Seattle, there’s no question about that. Keep up with the latest scientific trends, topics and research happening literally in our backyard at Pacific Science Center’s new lecture series, Science in the City Lecture.

Each month, join Pacific Science Center for a discussion on current science topics and research from leading, local organizations that dives into topics that affect our community. At the Science in the City Lectures, seize the opportunity to join lively conversation with scientists and researchers in Pacific Science Center’s Communication Fellowship Program. Each lecture will include a short presentation and moderated question and answer. Periodically, lectures will include special presentations of IMAX documentaries and hands-on activities; be sure to check back to see for upcoming topics.

Pacific Science Center also offers teen-only programs similar to our Science in the City events. Check out Teen Science Cafés.

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Wednesday, January 25
7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:40 p.m.) | Price: $5 (Free for Members)
Pacific Science Center’s PACCAR Theater
“River, Rail and Road: How We Got Here – and Why”
Dr. William Woodward, Professor of History, Seattle Pacific University

Throughout Washington’s history, different people have come for different reasons, exploiting different modes of transportation as new technologies conquered time and distance. From the First Peoples to the most recent arrivals, their journeys are marked by both tragedy and triumph. Join Dr. William Woodward, professor of history at Seattle Pacific University, as he explores how transit has shaped our region.

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 Sponsored by Seattle Children’s Research Institute


Tuesday, January 31
7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:40 p.m.) | Price: $5 (Free for Members)
Pacific Science Center’s PACCAR Theater
“Fighting Fire With Fire: Using Genetically Weakened Malaria Parasites As A Vaccine To Eliminate One Of Humanity’s Oldest Diseases”
Dr. Brandon Sack, Center for Infectious Disease

Almost half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria, and yet no vaccine exists to combat this deadly and incredibly complex disease. The very first vaccine to combat smallpox used the idea of infecting people with a weakened version of the virus to train the immune system to fight the real thing. Learn how scientists at CIDR are applying cutting edge genetic tools to make pinpointed deletions in the malaria parasite’s genes in order to create the first successful vaccine for malaria.

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Sponsored by Seattle Children’s Research Institute

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