Welcome to the event blog for three days…

Welcome to the event blog for three days of hands-on activities for children and parents interested in meeting scientists and learning about the innovative life sciences research in our community. The event was co-presented by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) and Pacific Science Center.

“The Life Sciences Research Weekend is a fantastic opportunity for our young people to connect with the world renowned biotechnology institutions that call the Pacific Northwest home. I applaud their efforts to inspire students to pursue careers in the life sciences.” Senator Patty Murray

More than 250 local researchers, volunteers, and staff from NWABR and Pacific Science Center represented 26 organizations, companies, and academic departments. Enjoy a virtual visit to the event with these photographs, stories, and links to additional resources. More than 10,000 visitors joined us at the event, and over 30,000 more people have visited this event blog.

Life Sciences Research Weekend 2010 :: Photos by Mohini Patel Glanz

Life Sciences Research Weekend 2010 :: Photo by Mohini Patel Glanz

Northwest Association for Biomedical Research :: Life Sciences Research Weekend 2010 :: Photo by Mohini Patel Glanz

"Thank Research" says a poster available via NWABR

Posts in this event blog:

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What was in that flu shot?

Do you want to take a test?

Have you ever extracted DNA?!

How the World Breathes

Be a scientist!

Discover the vital roles of animals in research

Would you like to see a flatworm?

The scientific method in action

Do you know what DNA is?

Blood and Guts and Science on Wheels

Solving Puzzles for Science

Make a protein bracelet

Examine mutant flies, worms, and plants

High tech simulations for health emergencies

Trick your brain — optical and auditory illusions

Fruit of the future

How things change at very small scales

Bioengineered devices

Heart health, disease, and prevention

Microbiology — What is creeping around your house?

Neuroscience for Kids

Virtual reality therapy with SnowWorld

By Brian Glanz for NWABR. Please reuse and remix! We share with a Creative Commons Attribution License.