Earning an advanced degree at WSU Tri-Cities will add personal and professional value to your life. This is your chance to help build a better word through research projects with world-renowned faculty and to increase your learning potential.
This program based on research carried out in the laboratories on campus and allows students to gain experience in modern experimental techniques and to familiarize themselves with the daily workings of a laboratory.
Because of the campus’ proximity to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other world-renowned science and engineering firms, there are abundant opportunities to conduct research, engage with industry professionals, and gain real-world experience.
Meet Dr. Collins
Wine grapes may appear fine after a harsh wildfire season. But if grapes have smoke taint, the finished wine may taste and smell awful – an unpleasant surprise for growers and wine lovers alike. “The aroma you get from smoke taint in wine is not a pleasant campfire aroma,” said Tom Collins, WSU Tri-Cities clinical assistant professor of viticulture and enology. In a new study, Collins is exposing vines to smoke to better understand how the chemical composition of grapes changes. He wants to know how much smoke it takes to create smoke taint in wine grapes and wine, as well as how to lessen the problem. Read more…
Students who apply for graduate studies in chemistry will usually have satisfied the requirements for the bachelor’s degree in chemistry and are expected to have adequate undergraduate training in subjects recommended by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. In addition to courses in chemistry, the undergraduate curriculum should include courses in physics, mathematics (through calculus), and at least one year of a modern foreign language. Students with bachelor degrees in physics, mathematics, or biology and who have had the essential courses in chemistry are also eligible for admission to graduate studies in chemistry. Students interested in the chemistry program should contact the program directory.