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Science in Our Valley seminars run every Wednesday starting September 28 and ending November 16. All events are free and open to the public at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center (1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee) from 4pm to 5pm. Prior registration is not required to attend these events.

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Polyelectrolyte Solutions and Coacervates: Applications from Intelligent Inks to Energy Storage

Presented by Dr. Dion Rivera (Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Central Washington University)
Polyelectrolytes find a wide range of uses in consumer products ranging from cosmetics and shampoos to food items such as milkshakes and salad dressing. This talk will focus on some novel applications of polyelectrolyte solutions and coacervates that have been developed at Central Washington University. These applications include the development of inks that change color in the presence or absence of oxygen and coacervate systems that stabilize reactive molecules in environments where the molecule is typically unstable.

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The seminar presentations are intended for a ‘science-based’ audience, including researchers, postdoctoral scientists, teachers, graduate students, undergraduate scientists, and science enthusiasts.

K-12 educators are also encouraged to attend the seminar series 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 District for attending the series.

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 5
4:00pm – 5:00pm


WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801

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Clock Hours

1 Clock Hours Available for Purchase

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