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April 24: Innovators talk focuses on Northwest quinoa

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

quinoa-220SEATTLE, Wash. – Efforts to establish a quinoa production center in the Pacific Northwest will be presented by crop breeding expert Kevin Murphy at the Washington State University Innovators lecture and lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle. Register at http://bit.ly/1dLtwOL. » More …

WSU breaks ground for new clean tech laboratory

WSU's Clean Tech Laboratory Building site
WSU’s Clean Tech Laboratory Building site

PULLMAN, Wash. – With representatives of the university’s Board of Regents, senior administration and College of Engineering and Architecture faculty on hand, Washington State University today broke ground for the construction of a new $52.8 million, 96,000-square-foot interdisciplinary clean technology laboratory intended to house science and engineering programs and help address a variety of global and environmental challenges.

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WSU researcher creates cooking-oil based ‘bioasphalt’

By Becky Phillips, University Communications

Wen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Over the past century, asphalt has played an integral role in the American economy, keeping us all connected through a sprawling, easily accessible web of national roadways.  But now, thanks to a researcher at Washington State University, the familiar fossil-fueled-based product is going green.

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New farm bill helps WSU support Washington agriculture

farm-bill-windmillPULLMAN, Wash. – Consistent, increased funding for Washington State University’s research on tree fruit, clean energy, vegetables and other specialty crops, as well as increased support for the National Clean Plant Network, are just several vital components of the farm bill signed by President Obama today that will strengthen WSU’s ability to support and stimulate the state’s food and wine industries. » More …