Science on Screen

A program funded by a grant awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment – even for the most science-phobic culture vulture!

Blade Runner (Science on Screen)

Introduction by David Sherman, Infectious Disease Specialist
Title: The Replicant Next Door – What the New Genetics Means to You
Speaker bio: David Sherman is a Professor at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. He earned his PhD in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University, and he performed post-graduate work at the Rockefeller University and at Washington University in St. Louis. He began work on Mycobacterium tuberculosis while...
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Science on Screen)

Introduction by Adam Summers, UW Friday Harbor Institute
Title: From Finding Nemo To Finding Patents - Adventures In Bioinspired Design

Speaker Bio: Adam's research has been influenced by his background in engineering and mathematics and his interest in the evolution of non-human animals. He has many collaborative projects on a variety of vertebrate taxa, including reptiles, amphibians, bony fishes, and cartilaginous fishes. His main research program is in understanding the effects of material properties on the form and...
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Hidden Figures (Science on Screen)

Introduction by Regina Barber De Graaff, Western Washington University
Title: Hidden Figures - Orbiting Intersectionality
Speaker bio: Dr. Regina Barber DeGraaff currently teaches physics and astronomy at Western Washington University (WWU).  She is a passionate supporter of inclusion for any student who has felt excluded or out of place and committed to helping these students succeed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  In the 2015/2016 academic year Dr. Barber DeGraaff will become the first STEM Diversity and Outreach...
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