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RICHLAND, Wash. – The rising number of organic grape‑growing regions in the Pacific Northwest presents a new opportunity for wine marketing around the popular wine buzzword terroir, according to a new study by a Washington State University Tri‑Cities researcher. The term “terroir” derives from the French word “terre,”...

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for insulation. WSU Tri-Cities post-doctoral researcher Peipei Wang attaches a cellulose mixture sample to a freeze...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Arthur Baranovskiy was in seventh grade when he broke his arm, an event that would serve as a catalyst for connecting him to his future career. WSU Tri-Cities electrical engineering student Arthur Baranovskiy stands by the solar panels and...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities Student veterans Bernie Gagnier and Zachary Hays presented Bombing Range Brewing Company Owners Mike and Dashia Hopp with commemorative mashers with the GIPA logo to be used and displayed at their brewery. RICHLAND, Wash. – Bombing Range Brewing Company, in partnership with...

RICHLAND, Wash. – Fulbright scholar Fitria is using her educational experience at Washington State University Tri-Cities and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to find new and improved ways of creating successful biofuels and bioproducts. Fitria, a Fulbright Scholar studying at WSU Tri-Cities, is researching pretreatment methods...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – As part of a class at Washington State University Tri-Cities, adjunct education professor Cathie Tate picked up two simple objects: a popsicle stick and a paper clip. She asked the future teachers sitting before her how they would...