Exhibits & Programs
Meet a Scientist
Discover current research from leading local organizations and the scientists themselves at Meet a Scientist. Meet a Scientist features local scientists from 1 – 4 p.m. who shares their work with you through hands-on activities and conversation. The program welcomes guests of all ages to interact with the scientists, who are more than happy to answer all sorts of questions relating to their current research. You might learn how scientists detect cancer-causing genes, how bugs fly, or how our brains remember what we’ve seen. Come back for new scientist guests each month.
This program exclusively features Pacific Science Center Science Communication Fellows. Fellows are local science-based professionals trained in communication and committed to sharing their love of science with you.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 1-4 p.m.
In the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:
University of Washington Department of Immunology
University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
“Water, Water Everywhere”
Participants will have the opportunity to discover how water gets dirty, ways to clean it up, and ways to help the water stay clean for the better health of everyone.
Dr. Peter Amos
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
“Help! Microglia: The Brain’s First Responders”
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
See how researchers study intestinal diseases and dissect our guts to figure out which is sick or healthy.
Dr. Regina Carns
University of Washington Applied Physics Lab and Polar Science Center
“It came from the Ice Planet”
Who protects the brain from invaders and disease? Take on the role of a microglial cell and save the brain from certain destruction!
Meet a Scientist Calendar
- Feb 25
- Mar 4 – Meet a Scientist replaced by Curiosity Days: Polar Science Weekend
- Mar 11
- Mar 18
- Mar 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 15
- April 22 – Meet a Scientist replaced by Curiosity Days: Dig In! Science In Our Backyard – April 21-23
- April 29