Scientist Spotlight at Seattle Science Center January 7

Sometimes listening to scientists talk about their work can be a crap shoot.  It might be like listening to Sheldon Cooper enthuse on his beloved research (“how do you get an entire lecture hall to flip you off at the same time?”) or it can be a wonderfully inspiring experience. I remember being riveted to my television set the first time I heard Carl Sagan‘s mellifluous voice on Cosmos.  Much depends on if the speaker is a trained communicator.  This weekend at the Seattle Science Center, a fantastic line up of speakers featuers the Museum’s Science Communication Fellows–scienctists trained to communicate effectively about their research. .

Should be fun if you can make it. Free with museum admission and for Science Center members. With a line-up like this I’m not sure how I would choose which seminars to attend!

Scientist Spotlight | Scientist Spotlight | Education/Programs.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.:

“Trash or Treasure? How Archaeologists Learn about the Past”
Julie Malakie, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Washington

“Mosquitoes, Malaria and Mortality – Oh My!”
Laura Schlenke, Anthro-Tech

“Survivor: The Immune System Challenge”
Carrie Johnson, Seattle BioMed

“33.3 Million People Are HIV+: What Can Be Done?”
Katie Adamson, Nursing Program, University of Washington – Tacoma

“Nanomedicine: Preventing Disease with Super Small Particles”
Emily Krogstad, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Washington

“Paleo-Limnology: Mysteries in the Mud”
Avery Cook Shinneman, Dept. of Oceanography, University of Washington

2 – 5 p.m.:

“Extreme Survivors: How Do Bacteria Survive (and Even Eat!) Pollution?”
Elisabeth Wurtmann, Institute for Systems Biology

“Barriers to Better Birth”
Dilys Walker, Leslie Carranza, Francesca Holmes
Dept. of Global Health, University of Washington and PRONTO2 Project

“Parasite Hunters: How Vaccines Help Our Bodies Search and Destroy”
Laura Cooney, Seattle BioMed

“Aurora! Dancing Lights in the Sky”
Erika Harnett, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington

“Tying Plasma Knots on the Surface of the Sun”
Jens von der Linden, Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington

“Autopsy Answers”
Carl Wigren, Dept. of Clincal Medicine, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

In Portal to Current Research:
“Chemical Catalysts”
Alex Miller, Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis, University of Washington


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