Academic Affairs

By Maegan Murray In graduate student Kenny Nyirenda’s home country of Zambia, access to clean water sources can be challenging, especially in remote areas. That is why he has committed his graduate research as a Fulbright scholar at Washington State University Tri-Cities to improving access to clean...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Yichien Cooper, adjunct professor of teaching and learning at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is showing the world that arts education is more than the creation of physical and digital media through her work in growing international partnerships across the globe. Yichien Cooper and teachers from STEAM workshop in Hong Kong Cooper traveled...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – A method of converting a biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Converting algae to biofuels is a two-step process. The first, developed by PNNL,...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities was recently awarded a $73,000 grant in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service to research and document the African American migration, segregation and overall civil rights history at the...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities Paul Skilton is the first professor from Washington State University Tri-Cities to participate in a teaching abroad experience with a prestigious business school in Brig, Switzerland. WSU partners with the César Ritz Colleges in Switzerland to offer a dual degree program in...

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences Christenson RICHLAND, Wash. – Peter Christenson, assistant professor of fine arts at Washington State University Tri-Cities, has received the Governor’s Arts & Heritage Young Arts Leader Award from the Washington State Arts Commission. Christenson is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker. He co-founded Left...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Citiies RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities has joined forces with a local youth-operated program to grow its home-based extracurricular learning opportunities in a community in east Pasco. The organization, Ambassadors of Lakeview Achieving Success (ALAS), originated several years ago when Lakeview...

By Maegan Murray Martin Klotz, the new Washington State University Tri-Cities vice chancellor of academic affairs, hopes to focus on the university’s unique strengths to meet the needs of not only the Tri-Cities regional community, but also the state and nation. A microbiologist and academic by profession,...