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Scientists and science educators in the Wenatchee Valley have been gathering for the past few years for weekly seminars to catalyze the development of an engaged regional scientific community. Each series features the research of local scientists and invited guest speakers.

This year’s events are held at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, and are open to the public. Join us for this great opportunity to learn about the incredible research in our own backyard. Prior registration is not required to attend these events.

This project is supported by a grant from Our Valley Our Future. Other supporters include: NCESD, Apple STEM Network, Washington State University, The Bridge, Wenatchee Valley College, and USDA.

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Global Critical Mineral Supply Chain Implications For The Columbia Valley Hydrogen Economy

Presented by Dr. Aaron Fearver, Exec. Director, Joint Center for Development & Research Earth Abundant Materials

Critical minerals are present in everything from military hardware to mobile phones and the clean energy revolution is no exception; from solar panels, to electric vehicles, new energy technology relies on these critical minerals.

The equipment that will enable a transition from fossil fuel based energy to a clean hydrogen economy for heavy duty transit and industrial applications is also exposed to these supply chain challenges.

Join Dr. Fearver for an update on the bid for the Pacific Northwest to build a Hydrogen Hub in the North Central Washington region and the critical mineral implications will be discussed.

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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, April 19
4:00pm – 5:00pm


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

Registration Price


Clock Hours

1 Clock Hours Available for Purchase

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