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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...

RICHLAND, Wash. – Fulbright scholar Fitria is using her educational experience at Washington State University Tri-Cities and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to find new and improved ways of creating successful biofuels and bioproducts. Fitria, a Fulbright Scholar studying at WSU Tri-Cities, is researching pretreatment methods...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities Bin Yang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities, has been selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award — the most prestigious appointment in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Fulbright currently awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Of those, 40...

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 Maegan Murray RICHLAND, Wash. – A team from Washington State University Tri-Cities took home the Wells Fargo “CleanTech” Big Picture prize during the University of Washington’s Business Plan Competition this week. With the award, the team, which includes Libing Zhang, a recent doctoral alumna, and Manuel...

RICHLAND, Wash. – A team from Washington State University Tri-Cities whose business plan is to commercialize a WSU-patented jet fuel technology developed by WSU Tri-Cities professor Bin Yang’s lab has advanced to the University of Washington Business Plan Competition’s “sweet 16” round. WSU Tri-Cities’ Libing Zhang...