Ask the Scientist


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How do scientists go from OMG to PhD? How do they turn their passion for science into their profession? What advice do they have for future scientists?

If you are a 5th-12th grade student, undergraduate, teacher or parent, join us to ask these questions and more in a Q&A session with our weekly Seminar speakers on Wednesdays from 2:30 - 3 PM.

Parents must give permission for children under 18 to participate. 

Register to attend here.

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May 11 - Michelle Jungbluth

Dr. Michelle Jungbluth is Faculty Researcher at San Francisco State University’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center. She is an ecologist, naturalist, and oceanographer. In her career,she has primarily studied the biology and ecology of zooplankton -the animals that "drift" in the sea that form the critical base of aquatic food webs.Her expertise includes a combination of traditional and advanced molecular biological methods to characterize cryptic interactions in aquatic ecosystems. Dr. Jungbluth’s goal in her work, through revealing this world of the unknown,is tohelp us find more ways to prepare and prevent the changes that entire ecosystems will experience as a result of climate change.