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Preliminary research to be scaled into larger effort analyzing trends in wine industry entrepreneurship By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – From renowned winemaking regions to those that aren’t typically known for winemaking, business faculty from Washington State University Tri-Cities are studying why people start wineries...

Chosen as one of approximately 30 students nationwide for summer optometry experience in Berkeley  By Jessica Roth, WSU Tri-Cities Catalina Yepez RICHLAND, Wash. – As a result of resources and mentorship she received at Washington State University Tri-Cities, student Catalina Yepez not only began the initial steps of realizing her future dream of becoming an eye doctor. The opportunities...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities Firestone RICHLAND, Wash. – WSU Tri-Cities is developing a teacher endorsement program in computer science that has attracted a $49,000 grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and a matching contribution from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Currently, there is no teaching...

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...