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Changing climate to bring more landslides on logged land WSU research shows

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say landslides on logged forests will be more widespread as the Northwest climate changes. » More …

Teams forming for Future City STEM competition hosted by WSU

By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Future City Competition logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Teams are forming for the regional Future City Competition for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Washington, Idaho and Montana. » More …

Slash and build: Study aids forestry biofuel industry

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

slash map of northwestPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University, along with those from Oregon State University and the University of Montana, have recently devised refined methods to estimate the amount of forest residue — the leftovers from trees after logging — that is available for wood-based biorefineries to use. » More …

Twelve WSU faculty win eight Smith Teaching and Learning grants

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Twelve WSU faculty on three campuses have received funding for projects that will enhance undergraduate learning, thanks to the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment. » More …

Smart sensors that assess bridge health developed at WSU

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team is building smart sensors that they plan to use to assess the health of aging bridges. » More …

African roots inspire professor’s varied water research

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – After growing up in drought-afflicted Ethiopia, Yonas Demissie values water. His research to manage the life-sustaining resource reaches from the U.S. military to the Nile River basin, from Washington’s Hanford nuclear site to biofuels crops and the Gulf of Mexico. » More …

Jan. 25: Learn about opportunities to dive into research

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Unlike classes where there is often a right answer, the summer research program at Washington State University introduces students to a messy world where they have to ask the questions themselves – and where the answers are often unclear. » More …

Forest-powered biofuel flight heads to Washington, D.C.

SEATTLE – Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. » More …