School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – The Coding Cougs Club from Washington State University Tri-Cities had 27 hours to create three applications in teams that would address accessibility through technology during a recent coding competition in Seattle. WSU Tri-Cities Coding Cougs Club A handful of snacks,...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – It was the proximity that brought Louis Theriault to Washington State University Tri-Cities, but it has been the valuable opportunities that have made him successful as a student and so far in his goal of becoming a civil...

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will host a career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Student Union Building on campus, which will feature more than 30 employers throughout the region. WSU Tri-Cities career fair The career fair offers...

Students earn top honors at regional, state, international science competitions By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – High school students in the Tri-Cities have seen success not only at the state level in science fairs, but also at national and international competitions after collaborating with researchers...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Groundbreaking nanotechnology designed to protect cherries, apples and other popular fruits from frost damage is showing positive results in tests by Washington State University researchers. The research team recently received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Six student projects were presented with $3,000 as part of the Chancellor’s Summer Scholars program to pursue research in academic fields including environmental and biological sciences, viticulture and enology, mechanical and electrical engineering and fine arts. The Chancellor’s Summer...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities Hanwu Lei RICHLAND, Wash. – Efforts to create an environmentally friendly catalyst that will lower the cost and increase the efficiency in producing bio-based jet fuels has netted Washington State University researchers a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – WSU Tri-Cities associate professor Xiao Zhang is targeting the use of lignin — a common material that makes the cell walls of plants rigid — to create affordable biofuels and bioproducts. Interested in the project, the U.S. Department of...

By Elinor Lake, intern, WSU Tri-Cities communications RICHLAND, Wash. – Former professor and long-time WSU Tri-Cities donor Ronald Kathren and his wife Susan have donated a huge collection of radiological books to WSU Tri-Cities. Several books as part of the Ronald and Susan Kathren Radiological and Affiliated...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Mechanical engineering students in a Washington State University Tri-Cities capstone course worked with a university arts professor to design and construct a moving tree sculpture that presents the unfortunate realities of the use and discarding of plastic in...