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NASA disaster sets back years of research

George Mount A NASA rocket, launched this morning from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, ended in disaster when a mechanical failure caused it and the attached Orbiting Carbon Observatory research satellite to plummet into the ocean.   The observatory represented many years of collaborative work and research by scientists including George Mount, professor in WSU’s […]

WSU researchers aim to measure gas from space

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 […]

Chancellor’s seminars highlight global change

WSU Vancouver is launching a new lunchtime presentation titled the Chancellor’s Seminar Series, running 12-1:30 p.m. Fridays March 7,  April 4, and May 16 in the Firstenburg Student Commons. Ticket price for each seminar is $30 per person, including lunch and parking, or $80 all three seminars. For more information and to register, go ONLINE […]

New book helps preserve Mt. Rainier’s cultural past

PULLMAN — WSU Press has announced the release of a new book, Takhoma: Ethnography of Mount Rainier National Park. The imposing volcanic tower had kept its secrets for eons, but in 1963, Washington State University anthropologists partnered with the National Park Service to investigate the pre-history of Mount Rainier National Park. The research team conducted […]