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Aug. 24: Nursing chairs named to honor public servants

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will dedicate its five new Kadlec Distinguished Chairs of Nursing to individuals who have displayed exceptional service to the local health care community at a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the Kadlec Healthplex, 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland.Continue reading

Summer research: Future doctor learns science education

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Adriana-GuzmanRICHLAND, Wash. – Education is helping Adriana Guzman pursue her dream of becoming a doctor, so she chose a summer research project about educating the next generation of environmental scientists. The focus isn’t health science, but she still found common ground.Continue reading

New course offers hands-on training in bioproducts

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Doctoral student Baran Arslan experienced bioproducts production processes this summer that he formerly had only seen in the lab on the nano scale.Continue reading

Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease

By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology

Holland-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have documented seven fungal species that cause cankers in grapevines. These new findings could reduce the incidence of grapevine trunk disease in Washington vineyards by preventing the problem before it becomes widespread.Continue reading

WSU Tri-Cities’ TRiO program awarded $1.1 million DOE grant

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded the Washington State University Tri-Cities’ TRiO Student Support Services program a five-year services grant for $1.1 million. The purpose of the grant is to provide institutions of higher education and thousands of students with academic and other support services they need to succeed in college.Continue reading

WSU engineers, scientists prepare to test apple-picking robot

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Between 15-18 billion apples are harvested every year in Washington state for fresh market consumption, but often farmers can’t find enough people to pick the fruit.Continue reading