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Scientist in the Spotlight with Amanda Barry

Join us on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
August 29, 2019
Scientist in the Spotlight Amanda Barry

Scientist in the Spotlight Amanda Barry


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Fun for all ages!

Building a Better Algae
Amanda Barry, with the Lab's Bioenergy and Biome Sciences group, will relay the process of how algae are converted into biofuels. In addition to examples of algae growing on petri dishes and in solution, ping pong balls will help demonstrate how scientists modify the DNA of the individual cells to make them more productive. Coloring books on the subject are also available to younger visitors. Join us for something the whole family can enjoy. 

Scientist in the SpotlightJoin us every second Saturday of the month for Scientist in the Spotlight, a program featuring scientists that have been certified for public outreach through the museum’s Scientist Ambassador Academy. These scientists will be in the Museum to talk with visitors for a couple of hours about their favorite science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. Conversations are intended for all ages and include interactive hands-on activities that make learning easy and fun. Learn more about the Scientist Ambassador academy.