Meet A Scientist: Accessible Research

PacSci Perspectives The complex language of scientific discourse often makes subjects like cancer research and climate change daunting to the general public—no matter what your age. These conversations are critical: as Kristin Anderson (who works at Fred Hutchinson in...

Paws-On Science + CO2 = Cool Third-Grade Science Project

PacSci Perspectives With about a week until her school science fair, nine-year-old Penelope was stumped. She wracked her brain, but couldn’t think of a good project to enter in the science fair. Then, she and her mom attended Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend, an...

Exploring The Tides Of Environmental Health

PacSci Perspectives I’ve spent a large portion of my life with my feet in the sand or my head under water. I have always been drawn to the ocean – the smells, sounds, and feel of it; the amazing creatures that call it home. I grew up watching Jacques Cousteau...

Sisters Soar To Stratosphere, Land At White House

PacSci Perspectives Go backpacking. Raise chickens. Or make a weather balloon. Those were the ideas Seattle sisters Kimberly and Rebecca Yeung came up with last summer when their parents gave them a mission to find a family activity that involved project management....

Math, Fish & The Bering Sea

PacSci Perspectives For marine biologist Dr. Kirstin Holsman, math is as essential as nets, boats, and waterproof boots. Every few years, come May, Holsman joins a team of scientists aboard a small vessel on an annual survey of the Bering Sea, dropping nets at more...
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