School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

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...

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will confer 403 degrees during its commencement ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Toyota Center, 7000 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick, Wash. Doors open at noon. The event is free to the public and tickets...

RICHLAND, Wash. – Students will present on a range of research and course projects as part of the Washington State University Tri-Cities Undergraduate Research Symposium and Art Exhibition, noon-1 p.m. May 1-3 in the Consolidated Information Center on campus.  Undergraduate Research Symposium and Art Exhibition “We invite...

RICHLAND, Wash. – Inhalation toxicology expert Roger O. McClellan will speak about the radiation and chemicals used at the Hanford Site, as part of the Herbert M. Parker lecture series on April 24-25 at Washington State University Tri-Cities. In addition, McClellan will address how science has...

They’re piloting drones over Washington vineyards, turning wood waste into jet fuel, and deploying thermal cameras to breed crops that resist drought. Their ideas launch businesses, transform agriculture and help feed a growing planet. Students and faculty in Biological Systems Engineering, ranked among the best in...

RICHLAND, Wash. – Embracing the ‘power of partnerships,’ the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University today announced the formation of the WSU-PNNL Institutes — a collection of three joint institutes that will advance science and technology in nuclear science and technology, advanced...