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May 2020

Critical Habitat in the Salish Sea – Understanding Eelgrass for Restoration and Resilience

May 19 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Seagrasses are in decline globally causing concern for the impacts of losses on ecosystems and forcing managers to seek solutions to reverse the trend. Locally, eelgrass restoration has become a priority and many efforts are being taken throughout the Salish Sea to increase eelgrass abundance. We have been employing a multi-step approach to eelgrass restoration to help DNR reach their goal of 20% more eelgrass and while progress is being made, success is never guaranteed. The restoration process is continually…

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September 2020

The New Stone Age

September 8 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Stone was the first material that ancient man fashioned into tools, but was later relegated to use as a building material. In the last century, the oxides that comprise rocks and minerals have been recognized to possess the widest range of fundamental properties of any class of materials. Oxides made both the solid-state transistor and flat-panel displays possible. Despite these achievements, the true potential of oxides to revolutionize modern life has only begun to be tapped. Join Tiffany Kaspar during…

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AWB’s 2020 Policy Summit

September 14 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 3 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 16 2020

An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until September 16 2020

$149 – $399

Join us virtually on Sept. 14-16, as we "Reimagine Washington" at Policy Summit. The event brings together a community of business-minded leaders as we rethink, retool and recreate what business looks like in the coronavirus landscape. AWB will bring you three days of content, including a series of candidate debates for statewide office, what to expect going into the 2021 legislative session, insights from experts engaging in policy discussions on taxes, transportation, climate, employment law and more. Keynote speakers include…

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October 2020

Solving the World’s Biggest Problems on the Smallest Scale

October 13 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

What tool can help people find cancer earlier, give plants a fighting chance when water is scarce or develop new fuels to get our vehicles from point A to B? Mass Spectrometry can! Join us and find out how researchers are utilizing this powerful tool to find differences in everything from single cells to entire forests. We use mass spectrometry to identify changes in proteins, metabolic compounds as well as lipids in any living system. With this knowledge, we can…

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Washington State Solar Summit

October 16 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
$100

Register to attend the 2020 Virtual Washington State Solar Summit! Every year the Solar Summit attempts to tackle the most timely issues and most talked about conversations surrounding solar energy and solar adoption in Washington. Due to ongoing uncertainties surrounding COVID 19 as well as state and local directives concerning in-person gatherings, Solar Washington has decided to forego an in-person conference this year and will hold its conference virtually. Why attend? To learn about current issues, opportunities and challenges surrounding…

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November 2020

Implementing a Vision to Create and Deploy the Airport Risk Assessment Model (ARAM)

November 10 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series featuring Nick Betzsold, Data Scientist, as he discusses the Airport Risk Assessment Model. This presentation will review a vision enabled by our sponsor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and established by working closely with our partner stakeholders (e.g., TSA) for a tool that quantifies the risk from terrorist threats at U.S. airports and then optimally deploys resources to reduce this risk.…

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AWB 2020 Rural Vitality Summit

November 11 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 12 2020

$35 – $70.

Join us virtually on Nov. 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as we open up a dialog about the availability of broadband and how it can drive equality and opportunities in education, telework, telehealth, e-commerce and even child care in rural Washington. James Ogsbury, executive director of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), will be the keynote speaker on Nov. 11. Ogsbury will share insights from his advocacy experiences and how WGA is working to strengthen rural communities.…

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Engaging the Future STEM Workforce through their Teachers

November 19 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) Community Science & Technology Seminar Series. PNNL’s Teacher-Scientist Partnership aims to develop the future STEM workforce through the professional development of teachers. In partnership with PNNL researchers, we design a real-life, STEM problem-based immersion experience for the teachers. Teachers embrace the role of “learner” and engage in hands-on activities that show them how science is done at a national laboratory – in teams and across disciplines. Throughout the experience, PNNL’s Office of…

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January 2021

Size Does Matter! Testing with Simulated Hanford Tank Waste

January 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

How big is too big? When investigating ideas and refining design concepts, researchers often develop methods and systems at a reduced scale. For Hanford waste processes, the particularities of the situation demand a much larger size despite the increase in complexity and expense. The test system must be very large to properly capture the relevant physical or chemical processes controlling the behavior of interest. Through a series of recent case studies, learn why choosing the appropriate scale for Hanford waste…

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February 2021

“Other Side of the Hill” Film Screening

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

This is a virtual screening of the film "Other Side of the Hill." The film explores how rural Oregon communities have adapted to a changing climate, and addresses the "east/west" divide that is unique to Oregon and Washington. Learn more here: https://www.othersideofthehillmovie.com/ Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9603280404... Meeting ID: 960 328 0404 Passcode: tricities We will begin by watching the film (run time: approx. 30 minutes) and then participate in a Q&A session with some of the producers and film subjects,…

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“Other Side of the Hill” Film Screening

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

This is a virtual screening of the film "Other Side of the Hill." The film explores how rural Oregon communities have adapted to a changing climate, and addresses the "east/west" divide that is unique to Oregon and Washington. Learn more here: https://www.othersideofthehillmovie.com/ Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9603280404... Meeting ID: 960 328 0404 Passcode: tricities We will begin by watching the film (run time: approx. 30 minutes) and then participate in a Q&A session with some of the producers and film subjects,…

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Inspired by Nature: Learning from and Mimicking Nature in Materials and Chemistry

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Have you ever wanted to permanently fix a cavity in your tooth? Have you ever wished that hip or knee implants could be permanent and non-painful? Have you ever thought that it would be great if we could harness the energy of photosynthesis? Guess what—all of these things are possible! While we have not yet learned how to do these, nature has given us the models upon which to build. By understanding how to mimic nature, we have the potential…

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March 2021

Demystifying COVID-19: Hindsight is 2020

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

We’ve learned a lot over this past year, but let’s start with the basics—is it a cold or COVID? If we’re being honest, it’s a question each of us has probably asked ourselves at least once since the pandemic began. During our inaugural COVID-19 seminar series talk, we’ll discuss the differences in symptoms between a cold, the flu, or COVID-19, in addition to the larger scientific story of COVID-19. What are the dangers, really? What lessons have we learned over…

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Demystifying COVID-19: What Do Bats Have to Do with It?

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Bats, pangolins, and humans—oh my! This talk will explore the role wild animals play in the emergence of new diseases-- including how they spread, what symptoms they produce in humans, how their origins influence their evolution, and more. You will leave with a better understanding of coronaviruses prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, currently, and what we can prepare for in the future. Register here: https://pnnl.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_6Xs9wD9yTWaCWWK0kOf7jw Presented by Amy Sims

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Demystifying COVID-19: Behind the Mask: The Science on Stopping the Spread

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

What goes around comes around… unless there are successful preventative measures put in place. From air flow in buildings, to why this disease presents so differently in different individuals, to how long the virus survives without a host-- this talk will center on what we’ve learned about how to best keep our communities safe. It will also delve into some of the strange and sometimes serious health effects that can linger even after the COVID-19 virus has gone, including a…

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Demystifying COVID-19: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 (And What’s Up with The New Vaccine, Anyways?)

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Thousands of genome and protein sequences. Over four hundred different diagnostic tests. More than two hundred vaccine candidates. One talk to sift through the herculean scientific effort behind them. If you’re confused about COVID-19 testing and vaccines, you’re not alone. What do all these tests actually measure? When are they most accurate and what are their weak spots? What are the four types of candidate vaccines available? How do they work? Are they safe? And how can herd immunity help…

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Demystifying COVID-19: Model Me This: COVID-19 Scientific Predictions and Where We Go from Here

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Numbers, numbers, everywhere. The stories they tell? Everyone cares. Using mathematical representations of disease patterns, scientists across the globe are beginning to arrive at a more complete picture of how and why COVID-19 spread over time across geographical locations and human populations. Join us to learn what types of models exist, how well they can predict future outcomes, and how current models are being used with other information to guide policy decisions and public health guidelines. Register here: https://pnnl.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_KH262WbnSJqKRCe_u1bCJQ Presented…

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April 2021

Virtual Organize Your Finances

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

At this free workshop you will learn: Why get organized? How to develop an efficient bill-paying system. What records to keep. and for how long. What to keep handy in case of disaster. Where to go for help. You do not need to be a member to attend.

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Dream Builders Breakfast Virtual Event

April 15 @ 7:30 am
Free

In the comfort and safety of your home or office, please join us, virtually, on April 15, 2021 for the 2nd annual Dream Builders Breakfast and learn how contributions to Soroptimist International of Pasco-Kennewick are being invested into the dreams of local women and girls through career planning and awards and scholarships. Reserve Your Virtual Seat Now! (or become a sponsor!) www.dreambuildersbreakfast.com

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Building Beyond-Lithium Batteries: From Human Intuition to Artificial Intelligence

April 20 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Explosive (sometimes literally!) growth of Li-ion batteries has enabled the electronics and electric vehicle revolutions over the past two decades, but has also raised geopolitical concerns about lithium reserve and supply. PNNL’s researchers are working toward building next-generation batteries based on new chemistries such as sodium, magnesium, zinc, and vanadium ions, along with small organic molecules which would ensure our energy security and resiliency. In particular, the organic chemistry route for new batteries is promising, but the number of possible…

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Catalysis – Nature’s Way

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Please join us for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) next Community Science and Technology Seminar. Enzymes are nature’s catalysts. They are biomolecules that help facilitate chemical reactions so that they can occur under mild conditions. At PNNL, we study enzymes in order to understand the functional principles they use to regulate the chemical reactions. This knowledge allows us to transfer some of these principles to synthetic catalysts that are more efficient, cheaper and cleaner and can be used in industrial…

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May 2021

Improving Environmental Monitoring, Reducing Stressors, and Getting Marine Renewable Energy Devices into the Water

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The Triton Initiative is researching various environmental monitoring technology and methods to understand how different types of stressors caused by marine renewable energy devices can be tested. The research focuses on the known environmental stressors identified in the State of the Science Report produced by PNNL’s OES-E team. The stressors include collision risk, underwater noise, electromagnetic fields, or changes in habitat. The information gleaned from this research will produce a set of recommendations to inform regulators on how to safely…

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Virtual Protect Your Credit Score

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Learn why a good credit score is more important than ever. At this free workshop, you will learn: How a credit score is determined. How to maintain/earn a healthy credit score. Where to go for help. All materials will be provided. You do not need to be a member to attend.

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June 2021

Talking Trash: Finding the Value in Plastic Waste Through Chemical Upcycling

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Plastics are fascinating and versatile materials that help our modern daily lives run with convenience. But what happens to plastic at the end of its life? Did you know that most of it ends up in landfills, incinerators, and the environment? The chemical bonds that make up plastics are among the strongest, lending both to their desirable properties and undesirable environmental consequences. Catalysts have a unique ability to quickly break down and recombine these bonds in different ways, providing opportunities…

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Talking Trash: Finding the Value in Plastic Waste Through Chemical Upcycling

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Plastics are fascinating and versatile materials that help our modern daily lives run with convenience. But what happens to plastic at the end of its life? Did you know that most of it ends up in landfills, incinerators, and the environment? The chemical bonds that make up plastics are among the strongest, lending both to their desirable properties and undesirable environmental consequences. Catalysts have a unique ability to quickly break down and recombine these bonds in different ways, providing opportunities…

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July 2021

Detecting Nuclear Explosions: PNNL’s Role In Making the World Safer

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

For the first time ever, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is opening its doors and inviting the public to a series of free, live, virtual tours of numerous labs on its Richland campus. Researchers from across PNNL will be your hosts as you discover the spaces and instruments behind our science and impact. Learn about nuclear explosion monitoring, the science and hardware behind machine learning and artificial intelligence, our work in nuclear energy and environmental management, and so much more.…

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August 2021

Supercomputers: Solving Big Science Problems

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

For the first time ever, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is opening its doors and inviting the public to a series of free, live, virtual tours of numerous labs on its Richland campus. Researchers from across PNNL will be your hosts as you discover the spaces and instruments behind our science and impact. Learn about nuclear explosion monitoring, the science and hardware behind machine learning and artificial intelligence, our work in nuclear energy and environmental management, and so much more.…

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Developing Efficient Solutions for the Nation’s Nuclear Waste

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

For the first time ever, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is opening its doors and inviting the public to a series of free, live, virtual tours of numerous labs on its Richland campus. Researchers from across PNNL will be your hosts as you discover the spaces and instruments behind our science and impact. Learn about nuclear explosion monitoring, the science and hardware behind machine learning and artificial intelligence, our work in nuclear energy and environmental management, and so much more.…

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The Invisible Catalysts in Your Life: How Playing with Atoms is Key to a Better Tomorrow

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

For the first time ever, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is opening its doors and inviting the public to a series of free, live, virtual tours of numerous labs on its Richland campus. Researchers from across PNNL will be your hosts as you discover the spaces and instruments behind our science and impact. Learn about nuclear explosion monitoring, the science and hardware behind machine learning and artificial intelligence, our work in nuclear energy and environmental management, and so much more.…

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Cloudy with a Chance of Particles

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

For the first time ever, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is opening its doors and inviting the public to a series of free, live, virtual tours of numerous labs on its Richland campus. Researchers from across PNNL will be your hosts as you discover the spaces and instruments behind our science and impact. Learn about nuclear explosion monitoring, the science and hardware behind machine learning and artificial intelligence, our work in nuclear energy and environmental management, and so much more.…

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September 2021

More Power to You: Charging Ahead with Better Energy Storage and a Smarter Grid

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

For the first time ever, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is opening its doors and inviting the public to a series of free, live, virtual tours of numerous labs on its Richland campus. Researchers from across PNNL will be your hosts as you discover the spaces and instruments behind our science and impact. Learn about nuclear explosion monitoring, the science and hardware behind machine learning and artificial intelligence, our work in nuclear energy and environmental management, and so much more.…

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PNNL and National Security: 20 Years of Mission Impact

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

For the first time ever, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is opening its doors and inviting the public to a series of free, live, virtual tours of numerous labs on its Richland campus. Researchers from across PNNL will be your hosts as you discover the spaces and instruments behind our science and impact. Learn about nuclear explosion monitoring, the science and hardware behind machine learning and artificial intelligence, our work in nuclear energy and environmental management, and so much more.…

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Synthetic Biology: Engineering a Sustainable 21st Century

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

For the first time ever, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is opening its doors and inviting the public to a series of free, live, virtual tours of numerous labs on its Richland campus. Researchers from across PNNL will be your hosts as you discover the spaces and instruments behind our science and impact. Learn about nuclear explosion monitoring, the science and hardware behind machine learning and artificial intelligence, our work in nuclear energy and environmental management, and so much more.…

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October 2021

Perspectives on Hydrogen

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's next Community Science and Technology Seminar presented by Dr. Jamie Holladay, Chief Research Engineer, Chemical and Biological Processing group leader, and Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office sector manager. Hydrogen is seen as an enabler for decarbonization of the U.S. economy, and is being proposed for aiding in deep penetration of renewable energy sources in the electric grid, replacement or mixing with natural gas for industrial and chemical uses, and for other applications where batteries…

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November 2021

Keeping an Eye on the World’s Largest Machine: How Measurements are Modernizing the Electric Grid

November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join PNNL's next Community Science and Technology Seminar presented by Dr. Jim Follum, Electrical Engineer. The United States power grid is considered the world’s largest machine, moving power across vast distances through a complex network operated by thousands of organizations. The grid is essential for nearly every aspect of our daily lives, so ensuring its reliability is critical to the nation’s interests. How do you monitor such a massive, complex, and important machine? The answer involves using satellites to synchronize…

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