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Eric's Heroes: Scientist, will travel for kids

Dr. Amanda Jones is an expert in micro-biology and infectious diseases at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. But when she can, she climbs into a 425-horse, 19-ton mobile science lab and drives to every corner of this great state. If the kids can’t come to the science, she takes the science to the kids. (Photo: KOMO News)

Tonight’s Eric’s Heroes segment features a local scientist who is so passionate about her work, so inspired by the world of science and research, that she takes it on the road.

Dr. Amanda Jones is an expert in micro-biology and infectious diseases at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

But when she can, she climbs into a 425-horse, 19-ton mobile science lab ... and drives to every corner of this great state. If the kids can’t come to the science, she takes the science to the kids.

We followed Jones to the small town of Lyman, Washington.

We watched her outfit the children there with goggles and test tubes. We were there as each kid isolated his or her DNA. We saw the looks on their faces ... the lights of science turning on in their eyes.

That’s what Jones lives for. And as she takes her message on the road, from town to town, she’s my hero.

Watch her in action, KOMO News, tonight at 6.

Editor's Note: "Eric's Heroes" is a weekly series airing every week on KOMO News in the 6 p.m. newscast. If you have a good story about a good person doing good things for the right reasons, share it with Eric by sending an email to heroes@komonews.com.

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