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Student works to boost renewable energy in Philippines

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

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Elmer Villota

RICHLAND, Wash. – In Elmar Villota’s home country of the Philippines, as much as 15 percent of households do not have electricity. Villota, a doctoral student in biological systems engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is motivated to close that gap with renewable energy. » More …

Oct. 12, 13: Changes, challenge of energy market explored

By Monique Van Sant, WSU Tri-Cities intern

conca-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Scientist James Conca will talk about the evolution and future of the worldwide energy market and specific dangers facing energy sources at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …

Sept. 28-Oct. 1: Hanford artifacts, national park celebrated

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Historical Hanford Site artifacts will be part of a free, public exhibit and open house this week at Washington State University Tri-Cities in conjunction with a fundraising and centennial celebration night with the National Park Service. » More …

WSU Tri-Cities accepts submissions for Night with the Arts

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

art-from-last-year-detailRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities is accepting art submissions for the annual Night with the Arts, which will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. » More …

Finding could improve nuclear reactors, detectors

plutonium-from-pnnlRICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University physics instructor and undergraduate have taken part in a study aimed at getting a better understanding of plutonium, a complex element with far-ranging applications in the fields of energy, security and the environment. » More …

$1.5M NSF grant funds project to teach real-world math

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

amy-roth-mcduffie-detailRICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University Tri-Cities professor is part of a project awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to teach mathematical modeling in elementary school as it applies to real-world cultural and community contexts. » More …

Sept. 16-17: Watch artist create cork portrait for wine center

By Kaury Balcom, Wine Science Center

cork-mural-detailRICHLAND, Wash. – Corks from Washington wineries will be used to create a 10,000-cork portrait mural of Chas Nagel, Washington State University’s first professor of enology and a Washington wine industry pioneer. » More …

Sept. 27, 28: Pakistani social entrepreneur delivers talks

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

khalida-brohi-webPULLMAN and RICHLAND, Wash. – Khalida Brohi, a Pakistani activist for women’s rights, will present “The Solution is Education, Not Legislation” as the Washington State University common reading invited lecturer Sept. 27 in Pullman and Sept. 28 in the Tri-Cities. » More …