Events & Programs

Meet A Scientist

Meet A Scientist

Discover current research from leading local organizations and the scientists themselves at Meet a Scientist most Saturdays at Pacific Science Center. Meet a Scientist features local scientists from 1-4 p.m. who share 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.

Price: General Admission to enter Meet a Scientist. No Registration required.

FREE for Pacific Science Center Members.

Contact Tony Smith at tsmith@pacsci.org or (206) 269-5765 for more information.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 1-4 p.m.

In the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Dr. Molly OhAinle
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“Viruses: Expert Navigators”

Viruses need YOU as they cannot survive outside of your cells. Come discover how viruses infect our cells in specific ways and why viruses make us sick in so many different ways.

Jenna Sullivan
University of Washington Department of Immunology
“Cell Memory”

Elisa Bonnin
University of Washington School of Oceanography
“Forams 101”

Come learn about foraminifera, a special type of plankton that can tell us a lot about earth’s history.

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!

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 1-4 p.m.

In the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Dr. Jonathan Cheng
University of Washington Department of Biochemistry
“Sorting out DNA With Legos”

Visitors will gain an understanding of next-generation DNA sequencing through an activity with Lego bricks. First, we will learn about the significance of a DNA sequence, the code of life, and the scale of an actual organism’s DNA sequence, then we will learn about solutions to decode the sequence, an ongoing challenge for scientists and engineers currently!

Troy Buckley
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
“Stinky, Slimy Stomachs: How Do We Learn What Fish Eat?”

What can we learn from what is inside fish stomachs? What kinds of fish stomachs do we look in? Come and see actual prey from inside fish stomachs, and help us study the diet of Counterfeit Flounder and Arctic Fake.

 

Meet a Scientist Calendar
Meet a Scientist takes place every Saturday from 1-4 p.m. with few exceptions that will be posted here.

  

Meet A Scientist

Meet A Scientist

Discover current research from leading local organizations and the scientists themselves at Meet a Scientist most Saturdays at Pacific Science Center. Meet a Scientist features local scientists from 1-4 p.m. who share 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.

Price: General Admission to enter Meet a Scientist. No Registration required.

FREE for Pacific Science Center Members.

Contact Tony Smith at tsmith@pacsci.org or (206) 269-5765 for more information.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 1-4 p.m.

In the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Tyler Nicholas
University of Washington Department of Predictive Toxicology Center
“Where is Nano?”

Nanoparticles come in all shapes and sizes-come learn about them, and how their use in consumer products affects the environment.

Justine Levan
University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute
“Your Body at Battle: Running With the Red Queen”

Did you know your body is constantly fighting enemies you can’t see? Come learn about the immune system, the army your body uses to fight against the enemy germs.

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 1-4 p.m.

In the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Dr. Molly OhAinle
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“Viruses: Expert Navigators”

Viruses need YOU as they cannot survive outside of your cells. Come discover how viruses infect our cells in specific ways and why viruses make us sick in so many different ways.

Jenna Sullivan
University of Washington Department of Immunology
“Cell Memory”

Elisa Bonnin
University of Washington School of Oceanography
“Forams 101”

Come learn about foraminifera, a special type of plankton that can tell us a lot about earth’s history.

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!

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 1-4 p.m.

In the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Dr. Jonathan Cheng
University of Washington Department of Biochemistry
“Sorting out DNA With Legos”

Visitors will gain an understanding of next-generation DNA sequencing through an activity with Lego bricks. First, we will learn about the significance of a DNA sequence, the code of life, and the scale of an actual organism’s DNA sequence, then we will learn about solutions to decode the sequence, an ongoing challenge for scientists and engineers currently!

Troy Buckley
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
“Stinky, Slimy Stomachs: How Do We Learn What Fish Eat?”

What can we learn from what is inside fish stomachs? What kinds of fish stomachs do we look in? Come and see actual prey from inside fish stomachs, and help us study the diet of Counterfeit Flounder and Arctic Fake.

 

Meet a Scientist Calendar
Meet a Scientist takes place every Saturday from 1-4 p.m. with few exceptions that will be posted here.

 

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