College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Plant Pathology

Science EXPO Day at Seattle Center: Plant Pathology Staff and Students at the WSU Booth

Science EXPO Day, held on June 8th at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA, was a festive, free, one-day event featuring over 150 booths, activities, demonstrations, and performances that celebrated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The EXPO was primarily geared toward children and is part of the 2nd annual 11-day Seattle Science Festival, a celebration of how integral STEM fields are to the region’s culture and prosperity. WSU hosted a booth in a prominent location near the International Fountain.

Plant Pathology graduate student, Anna Leon (PhD student with Dr. Gary Chastagner), and Dr. Chastagner’s scientific assistant, Katie Coats, represented WSU Puyallup at a table highlighting two aspects of research at their center: plant pathology and low impact development.  The program described their display: “Plants get sick too. See how “plant doctors” determine what ails plants!” and “See for yourself how cool new permeable pavements are at our hands-on exhibit.”  The official numbers have not been released, but planners expected 4000 visitors.

See the attached pdf for some of the pictures from the event.

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