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Researcher receives grant to improve biofuel production
October 12, 2015

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

McEwenPULLMAN, Wash. – A researcher at Washington State University has received a three-year $450,000 federal grant to develop computer models for using iron to more efficiently refine bio-oils and make better biofuels.

Murray honored as advocate for research funding
October 7, 2015


WASHINGTON – Interim President Dan Bernardo was in Washington, D.C., this week and had the opportunity to present Washington State University alumna and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray with The Science Coalition’s “Breakfast of Champions” award.

WSU receives $2.7 million to research costly potato threat
October 5, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

potato-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Zebra chip disease, caused by a bacterium carried by insects, can ruin a potato crop; but little is known about where it comes from and how it can be avoided.

WSU praises Senate support for FAA Center of Excellence
June 26, 2015

RICHLAND, Wash. – Officials at Washington State University applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee today for including $10.5 million for the FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment in its funding measure for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

Device would measure pain in premature infants
June 1, 2015

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane and
Angie Funaiole, Office of Commercialization

Schiavenato-Martin-webSPOKANE, Wash. – The ability to measure pain in premature infants could help prevent them from developing tragic disabilities, says a researcher at Washington State University Spokane who just received a $235,000 grant from the state Life Sciences Discovery Fund for his work in this area.

Grant to fund feasibility study of research park rehab
May 26, 2015

research-parkPULLMAN, Wash. – A recent federal grant will allow Washington State University to study the economic and technical viability of renovating the buildings at its research and technology park on the north edge of campus. 

Research funding for celiac-safe wheat, pain detection
May 21, 2015

lsdf-logoSEATTLE – Washington State University research projects about celiac disease-safe wheat and premature infant pain detection are among the ideas to receive $2.9 million in funding from Washington’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund.

April 6 deadline to apply for summer research experience
March 24, 2015

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

summer-researchVANCOUVER, Wash. – Undergraduate students can apply through April 6 to do nine weeks of hands-on science research and professional development at Washington State University Vancouver June 15-Aug. 14.

Grant to fund interactive, sculptural ‘art machine’
January 27, 2015

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities communications intern

Creston-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Sena Clara Creston has received a grant from the state nonprofit Artist Trust to construct an “art machine” entitled “The Umbrella Ship.”

$1M to study climate change impacts on defense facilities
December 17, 2014

DemissieRICHLAND, Wash. – Protecting U.S. defense facilities from risks posed by climate change is the focus of research at Washington State University Tri-Cities recently funded through a four-year, $994,000 contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).