What:
Reporters are invited to observe a number of hands-on experiments in environmental cleanup.
The graduate students and faculty are part of an innovative graduate effort in cross-discipline
study and research, which recently received funds from NSF.

More than $5 million in funding will support the five-year “experiment in graduate education” —
$2.7 million from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research
Training (IGERT) program, and matching funds from WSU.

U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt, who sits on the House appropriations and science committees, will
be present. He will lend perspective to this nationwide effort to increase U.S. doctoral graduates
and certify advanced researchers to solve environmental problems of global scope.

Demos include experiments in water, air, soils and product pollution that affect the Pacific
Northwest (Spokane, Tri-Cities, Puget Sound region) mining, agricultural land and urban areas.
See attached examples.

Time:
10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20

Where:
Meet at the College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University’s Pullman
campus, Room 221, Dana Hall, located on Spokane Street. Demonstrations are available there as
well as at the Albrook Lab (west of engineering buildings) and the WSU Greenhouses (on Grimes
Way).