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Science in Our Valley: Career Perspectives w Dr. Tracey Somera and Dr. Christopher Van Horn

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Career Perspectives From The Road To Science

Dr. Somera will talk about the formation of her career as a microbial ecologist. She will combine scientific highlights with insight for educators on how to approach teaching science from a real-world perspective.

Dr. Van Horn will share his experiences as an early-career scientist. His talk will feature various projects from his PhD and post-doctoral research in the areas of weed science and plant pathology.

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:

  • April 24: Dr. Laura Lavine of WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, “How Genetics Can Help Control Pest Populations,” 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


April 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
1100 N Western Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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