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Spend Saturday at the Seattle Center exploring Science EXPO

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will participate in the second annual Seattle Science Festival with two hands-on exhibits at Science EXPO Day June 8 and a presentation on 'cool' biomedical jobs June 13

June 4, 2013
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Just as the 1962 Seattle World's Fair celebrated scientific discovery, a communitywide event will showcase the same June 6-16. Now in its second year, the 2013 Seattle Science Festival will bring to the Seattle Center and venues throughout the Pacific Northwest programs and activities to educate, engage and inspire an interest in science and technology and stimulate imagination and innovation. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will be part of two such opportunities for exploration.

Join Fred Hutch for the family friendly Science EXPO Day Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Seattle Center. Next, the festival will showcase the Hutch in a signature program about "Cool Jobs: Biomedical Science" Thursday evening, June 13, at the main branch of the Seattle Public Library.

A big Hutch presence at Science EXPO Day June 8

The free Science EXPO Day will feature more than 150 booths with activities, demonstrations and performances to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math while showing how integral STEM programs are to the region's culture and prosperity.

Fred Hutch will hard to miss in Zone 3 with two exhibits. Center scientists will guide hands-on spooling of DNA and talk about how understanding DNA leads to breakthroughs in cancer research. Nearby, a team from Thompson Studies will introduce CASPER, the colossal colon. Casper stands for Capture All Suspicious Polyps and Eradicate Rapidly. In addition to walking through CASPER, visitors will learn about the importance of colon cancer screening.

Register now for 'Cool Jobs' June 13

Fred Hutch has a starring role in a Science Festival signature program Thursday, June 13. The Hutchinson Center's Drs. Colleen Delaney and Mark Roth, and University of Washington's Dr. Buddy Ratner, will speak to students about "Cool Jobs: Biomedical Science," 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Seattle Public Library's Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Ave. For more information or to register for this free program, email seattlesciencefestival@pacsci.org.

Highlights of the 2013 festival:

  • Opening night - Paramount Theatre, Thursday, June 6
  • Science Expo Day - This large-scale, free event at the Seattle Center offers interactive exhibits, stage performances and demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday, June 8
  • Signature programs - June 6-16, will feature special programming including lectures, workshops, exhibits and behind-the-scenes tours at venues regionwide
  • Closing night - Seattle Repertory Theatre on Saturday, June 15. Opening and closing night events feature "rock stars" of science integrated with artistic performances in highly produced evening events. For full event details, email seattlesciencefestival.org.

Read more about the Seattle Science Festival and save the dates for Fred Hutch's two events. Download the 2013 festival program to access a map of Science EXPO Day booths, an events calendar or the mobile app.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.