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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,...

By Maegan Murray An immersive experience at Washington State University Tri-Cities has Amy Verderber, a biology teacher at Kamiakin High School, performing research that has tie-ins to medicine. Verderber studied biology in college before certifying to become a teacher, but she never got the opportunity to explore...