June 3, 2014
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – My elderly aunt recently came into some money. She decided – very generously – to send part of it to each of her nieces and nephews. This gave me the task of choosing how I wanted to spend an unexpected $1,000.
July 30, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. – While some college students spend their summers tracking down the perfect vacation spot, Alex Lambdin spends his tracking down methane emissions leaking from natural gas pipelines.
Lambdin, a senior in civil engineering, is one of more than 60 students from around the country and Washington State University participating in a research experience for undergraduates (REU) program at WSU supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture, research areas include atmospheric chemistry, smart homes and mechanical and materials engineering.
NSF funds REU programs all over the country as a way of introducing undergraduates to … » More …
February 23, 2009
PULLMAN – George Mount, professor in the WSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, has been heavily involved in developing the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite, set to launch from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base early tomorrow morning.
The satellite is expected to measure precise carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere from space for the first time and provide valuable information to help in understanding the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on global warming.
Rapidly increasing levels of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas most abundantly produced by human activities, are suspected by many scientists to be contributing … » More …