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Julie Yu

Julie Yu

Principal Scientist

Julie Yu is a Principal Scientist at the Exploratorium, San Francisco's museum of science, art, and human perception. She provides science communication, content, and pedagogical leadership throughout the museum and works with teachers to bring inquiry-based science learning to their classrooms. With a broad interest in all sciences, she has a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, with a minor in molecular and cell biology. Her work and research have spanned from viruses and stem cells to teacher learning and inquiry to concrete and cement. This has led to a myriad of opportunities, including teaching science to Tibetan monks and nuns, launching an explosion of 2000 ping pong balls, and acquiring a US patent. She is captivated with thinking about food as a way of bringing together key interests of science, culture, identity, and eating.

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