Scientist Spotlight

scientist-spotlight

Discover how science works alongside the pros at Scientist Spotlight. This program, always held on the first Saturday most months and at other times when we can, features local scientists who will share their work with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Learn how scientists detect cancer-causing genes, estimate fish populations, investigate the geology of Mars, and more.

Scientist Spotlight for August 2, 2014

11 a.m.–2 p.m.:

In Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Wambura Fobbs, "Packing for Planet X: The Neuroscience of Decision Making"
University of Washington, Departments of Psychology and Neurobiology & Behavior

Seth Koenig, "Monkey see, Monkey remember: How do we remember what we've seen?"
University of Washington, Department of Neurobiology & Behavior

Bish Paul, "Gene Therapy: Using Viruses to CURE Disease!"
University of Washington, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Meg Smith
University of Washington, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

Matt Tilley
University of Washington, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

Jens von der Linden, "Tying Plasma Knots on the Surface of the Sun"
University of Washington, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

2 p.m.–5 p.m.:

In Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery:

Bob Kao, "Reconstruction Required"
Seattle Children's Research Institute,

Angela Katsuyama, "How Does Sleep Affect Your Health?"
University of Washington, Department of Biology

Ivonne Ortiz, "Who Eats Who in the Bering Sea?"
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington/Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA

Yeung Tutterrow, "What Happens After I Get A Vaccine Shot?"
Infectious Disease Research Institute

Yunqi Yan, "Building the Very Small for Big Effects"
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry

 

This program exclusively features Pacific Science Center Science Communication Fellows. Fellows are local science-based professionals who are trained in communication and committed to sharing their love of science with you.

Entry to Scientist Spotlight is included with the price of general admission - FREE for Pacific Science Center members. Contact Keni Sturgeon, Director of Science and Education KSturgeon@pacsci.org or (206) 269-2143 for more information.