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Science in Our Valley: The Importance of Microbial Nitrogen Fixation w Dr. Sarah Roley

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Science in Our Valley series begins with WSU professor, Dr. Sarah Roley

The Spring 2019 Science in Our Valley seminar series kicks off Feb. 6 with a presentation about watershed biogeochemistry by noted Washington State University researcher Dr. Sarah Roley.

Roley’s presentation, “Making Food Out of Thin Air: The Importance of Microbial Nitrogen Fixation,” will begin at 4 p.m. at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, 1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee. Roley is an associate professor in the School of Environment at WSU-Tri Cities.


The Science in Our Valley seminar series 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. The series features presentations by local scientists and science educators as well as guests from outside the region.

Host organizations include the Apple STEM Network, the North Central Educational Service District, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Station, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, and Wenatchee Valley College. The series also is a key step in The Bridge Research and Innovation District strategic plan.

K-12 Educators are also encouraged to attend the seminars to learn about local career connections and research efforts that they can bring back to their students. Clock hours are available through the North Central Educational Service Districts for the series.

All events are open to the public, and run from 4 to 5 p.m. and will be held at either the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center or at 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.

Here is the rest of the spring lineup:

  • Feb. 13: Dr. Parama Sikdar and Dr. Derrek Long of Decco, “Post-Harvest Pathology & Industry Applications,”
    4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
  • Feb. 20: Dr. Hassan Shaban, PhD, of Grassroots Dataworks, “Data Analytics,”
    4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
  • Feb. 27: Dr. Paul Hessburg of the USDA and University of Washington, “Mega Fires,”
    4 to 5 p.m., Wenatchee Valley College
  • March 6: WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center Graduate Student Talks, “Tree Fruit Research,” 4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
  • March 20: Dr. Frank Dunnivant of Whitman College, “Environmental Success Stories,”
    4 to 5 p.m., Wenatchee Valley College
  • April 10: Dr. Lee Kalcsits of WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, “Plant Physiology,”
    4 to 5 p.m., Wenatchee Valley College
  • April 17: Dr. Tracy Somera and Dr. Christopher Van Horn of the USDA Agricultural Research Station, “Plant Physiology,”
    4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
  • April 24: Dr. Laura Lavine of WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, “Entomology and Genetics,”
    4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

For more info contact:
Dr. Sue Kane
co-director of the Apple STEM Network
509-888-7036
suek@ncesd.org

Details

Date:
February 6
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Apple STEM Network
Email:
info@gwata.org

Venue

WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
1100 N Western Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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Phone:
(509) 663-8181
Website:
http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/