Out of the Attic, Into the Lab: building a shrink ray is harder than it looks

On August 1st, Rae Eaton, a graduate student in the Bush Lab, presented a talk entitled “Out of the Attic, Into the Lab: building a shrink ray is harder than it looks” The talk was part of the Science and a Movie program, a series put on by Central Cinema and the Pacific Science Center. The series pairs talks from scientists in the Seattle area with silly or classic movies.

In the talk, Rae used stories from the world of bioanalytical chemistry to discuss the challenges home inventors can run into working in unusual spaces, and explores the benefits a lab offers versus working by oneself in their garage. The talk was followed by a screening of “Honey I Shrunk the Kids”.

Thanks to Central Cinema and the Pacific Science Center’s Meet a Scientist program for the opportunity!

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