Meet A Scientist: August

Meet a Scientist Event Photo
AUG 11 & 25 | 1-4PM

Included in General Admission | Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second Saturday of each month, features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Meet a Scientist exclusively features professionals who are OMSI Science Communication Fellows.

 

August 11 Topics

  • Explore the water we use to grow our food with Amber.
  • What makes two shapes mathematically different? Practice being a mathematician with Branwen and learn about a weird world where a circle might be the same as a square –the choice will be up to you!
  • Meet George and explore the amazing world of fungiphytes and the medicinal secrets they hold.
  • Explore why corals look so colorful, and feed a sea anemone with Val.
  • Meet Kavita and learn about how we can use carbon and nanotechnology to clean water.

 

August 25 Topics

  • Have fun with the psychology and ethics of conservation decision-making with Chelsea.
  • Explore why corals look so colorful, and feed a sea anemone with Val.
  • What makes two shapes mathematically different? Practice being a mathematician with Branwen and learn about a weird world where a circle might be the same as a square –the choice will be up to you!
  • Learn about groundwater pollution and the microbes that eat it with Hannah.
  • Explore water samples and underwater food webs with Chrissy.
  • Meet Kavita and learn about how we can use carbon and nanotechnology to clean water
  • Get a closer look at live plankton and explore their importance in lakes and rivers with Vanessa