Cosmic Light
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Cosmic Light

TEDxYakimaSalon Season 6 Winter 2019

Looking forward to seeing you Thursday, Feb. 7th for a great TEDx evening at the Yakima Valley Museum! Theme: "Cosmic Light.” Doors open at 6:00pm, event starts at 7:00pm. Tickets purchased at the door: $10 general admission, $5 for students of any age and for seniors. No charge for volunteers. See you then!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Corey Gray

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Corey Gray

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Corey Gray is the lead operator at LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) Hanford Observatory, and part of the group of researchers that confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, marking a major discovery for the fields of physics and astronomy. He now manages the operator team for the detector in Washington that discovered the existence of gravitational waves produced by two colliding black holes. The finding, announced in 2016, supports Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and is considered one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the century. Gray is a member of the team whose founders were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017. He was hired after graduation by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to work for LIGO’s observatory in Hanford, Washington, where he is also a science educator through the LIGO Education & Public Outreach Team. At Humboldt State, Gray participated in the Indian Natural Resources, Science & Engineering Program and the American Indian Alliance. He is a member of the Siksika Nation (Northern Blackfoot) of Alberta, Canada. Gray has returned to Humboldt to give presentations, including at the 2015 American Indian College Motivation Days and the 2017 AISES Region 1 & 2 Conference.

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Interconnectedness
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Interconnectedness

TEDxYakimaSalon Season 6 Winter 2018

Please mark your calendar for out first TEDxYakima Salon event on December 6, 2017 at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The theme of our first event for the season is Interconnectedness.

Suzanne Bishop, a Horticultural Research Manager in the Yakima Valley, explains what creates a great apple pie. Some apples don't make good pie. Discover the heterozygous journey of an apple.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER- Suzanne Bishop

KEYNOTE SPEAKER- Suzanne Bishop

BIO KEYNOTE SPEAKER #1

Suzanne Bishop is the Horticultural Research Manager at Allan Bros., INC. She grew up in Yakima, Washington and returned to the Valley after completing her M.S. Degree in Horticulture at WSU-Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (Prosser, WA). Her projects include a broad variety of topics from soil and plant nutrition, irrigation management, plant growth regulators, remote sensing, improving crop loads, postharvest decay resistance management, improving fruit handling procedures in storage and on across packing lines, testing rapid CA practices, and reducing postharvest cherry cracking.

David Sakamoto was 7 years old when he and his family were uprooted and forcibly moved to an internment camp in 1942. He shares his experience of being detained for 3 years.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER David Sakamoto and siblings

KEYNOTE SPEAKER David Sakamoto and siblings

BIO KEYNOTE SPEAKER #2

Mr. Sakamoto was born and lives in Wapato, Washington, from where, as a 7-year-old child in 1942, he and his extended family were moved to a Japanese internment camp in WWII for 3 years. Upon return, his family re-engaged in farming. As an adult, Mr. Sakamoto retained his roots in farming and became both a carpenter and a businessman while raising a family. He continues deep involvement in his community.

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