Faculty

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 RICHLAND, Wash. – Education students at Washington State University Tri-Cities had the chance to put what they learned about school-community engagement practices to use with a new community garden experience that also educates community members about gardening, healthy eating habits and more. WSU Tri-Cities...

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...