Dinner With A Scientist 2015-16 Slideshow, photos by Alison Morr
The Dinner With A Scientist (DWAS) program is on hiatus until new
partners can be found to collaborate in putting on this event.
Dinner With A Scientist is a STEM series produced by the
Sacramento Area Science Project and the Powerhouse Science
Dinner With A Scientist (DWAS) provides an opportunity for 7th –
12th grade students that can inspire and motivate students to
excel in STEM disciplines and encourage them to pursue STEM
careers. Junior high and high school STEM teachers in the greater
Sacramento area bring three students each for dinner and
conversation with real-world scientists. Scientists—from
industry, academia, agencies, and public and private
sectors—share information with small groups of students, talk
about their journey in becoming scientists, training in their
field, career opportunities, their research and their enjoyment
of what they do.
The evening includes the “Science Challenge” – a lively
scientific knowledge competition. After dinner the students
change tables for dessert and talk with a different scientist. A
science keynote speaker is also part of the evening.