Research

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri‑Cities Birgitte Ahring, professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at WSU’s Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory (BSEL) in Tri‑Cities, Washington RICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University Tri-Cities professor is developing a bioremediation method in...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Several Washington State University Tri-Cities students got to see first-hand how top-tier university research can impact their local community through the WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor’s Summer Scholar Program supported by Washington River Protection Solutions. Throughout the summer, selected students worked...

Interested in a career in engineering? Check out the ABET-accredited and nationally recognized WSU Tri-Cities engineering programs at tricities.wsu.edu/engineering. By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – A team of Washington State University Tri-Cities student mechanical engineers partnered with Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) to design a prototype...

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture RICHLAND, Wash. – Modeling the shape and movement of near-Earth asteroids is now up to 25 times faster thanks to new Washington State University research. The WSU scientists improved the software used to track thousands of near-Earth asteroids...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities A new book by a Washington State University Tri‑Cities associate professor of history examines the complex relationship between religion, race, and government‑led antipoverty initiatives, and how this complex dynamic resonates in today’s political situation. WSU Tri-Cities history professor Robert Bauman In his book,...

RICHLAND, Wash. – The rising number of organic grape‑growing regions in the Pacific Northwest presents a new opportunity for wine marketing around the popular wine buzzword terroir, according to a new study by a Washington State University Tri‑Cities researcher. The term “terroir” derives from the French word “terre,”...

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for insulation. WSU Tri-Cities post-doctoral researcher Peipei Wang attaches a cellulose mixture sample to a freeze...

By WSU Insider SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents approved the design and construction of a 40,000-square-foot academic building for undergraduate studies in biology, chemistry and education in science, technology and math, or STEM, fields. WSU Tri-Cities campus The $30.4 million facility is being...