The popular Science In Our Valley seminar series returned on February 7 featuring research from Washington State University doctoral student, Thiago Campbell.
The community is invited to attend these free science seminars and networking receptions which are great opportunities to learn about the incredible research happening in our own backyard. This spring’s seminar series includes topics ranging from apple breeding, genetics, postharvest fruit storage strategies, ecology, hydrogen energy storage and more.
The Science In Our Valley program began in October 2017 as a way for local scientists and science educators to bring their research to the community and as a way to engage and connect with one another. Each series features presentations by local scientists and science educators as well as industry partners discussing impactful applications for science.
Host organizations include Apple STEM Network, North Central Educational Service District, U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Station, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, and Wenatchee Valley College. Sponsorship by Our Valley Our Future makes this series possible.
All events are open to the public, and run from 4pm to 5pm and will be held at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center or Wenatchee Valley College. The content is intended for a ‘science-based’ audience, including researchers, postdoctoral scientists, graduate students, undergraduate scientists, K-12 educators and science enthusiasts. Clock hours are available through the North Central Educational Service Districts for the series.
Spring 2024 Series Presentations:
February 7: Thiago Campbell, doctoral student at Washington State University. “Combining Mangos and Wild Mangos: The Wango Origin Story” - 4:00pm to 5:00pm at WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.
February 14: Open Networking Social - Stop by to make a new connection and meet other local scientists. Faculty, Postdocs, grad students, undergrads, educators and community are all welcome!
February 21: Jake Schrader, Smart Farm Engineering Technician at AgAID Institute. “A Look at Digital Technologies in Washington Vineyards” - 4:00pm to 5:00pm at Wenatchee Valley College Jack & Edna McGuire Event Center (Note location change).
February 28: India Cain, Associate in Research at Washington State University, “Apple Breeding 101” - 4:00pm to 5:00pm at WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.
March 6: Derek Sheffield, English Faculty at Wenatchee Valley College, “Cascadia Field Guide” - 4:00pm to 5:00pm at WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.
March 20: Madan Pandey, Graduate Student WSU Dept. of Plant Pathology. “Sensitivity to postharvest fungicides of several Penicillium species causing blue mold of pome fruits in Pacific Northwest” - 4:00pm to 5:00pm at WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.
March 27: Jonathan Puglisi, Graduate Student at Washington State University. “Fungicide resistance and pathogen fitness of blue mold on apple” - 4:00pm to 5:00pm at WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.
April 10: Gary Ivory, General Manager Douglas County PUD & Brett Bickford, Managing Director Generation/Transmission Chelan County PUD. “Energy in our valley” - 4:00pm to 5:00pm at WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.