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Teacher certification program in computer science attracts state, PNNL funding

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Jonah Firestone
Firestone

RICHLAND, Wash. – WSU Tri-Cities is developing a teacher endorsement program in computer science that has attracted a $49,000 grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and a matching contribution from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. » More …

WSU, PNNL convert biofuel waste into commodity, now targeting sewage sludge

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Fernandez Sebastian in lab
Sebastian

RICHLAND, Wash. – A method of converting a biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. » More …

First cohort chosen for PNNL-WSU graduate research

WSU and PNNL leadership with graduate students.

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have selected the first group of students for the PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program. » More …

March 21: PNNL, WSU join to address research challenges

PULLMAN, Wash. – The deputy director of science and technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will discuss the impact of PNNL’s research collaborations with Washington State University at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in Goertzen Hall 21. A reception will be at 3 p.m. in the Goertzen atrium. » More …

WSU, PNNL energy researcher wins national award

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor and alumnus Yong Wang has won the American Chemical Society’s annual Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division fellow award. A symposium in his honor will be held during the society’s national meeting in New Orleans in March. » More …

Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup methods. » More …

Cybersecurity program in the works at WSU Tri-Cities

By Cameron Probert, Tri-City Herald

computerRICHLAND, Wash. – More classes in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity are planned at Washington State University Tri-Cities, which also intends to hire a faculty member by next fall, said Joseph Iannelli, founding executive director of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. » More …

Student works to boost renewable energy in Philippines

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

elmar-villota
Elmar 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 …

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 …

Multimillion dollar grant to support nuclear waste cleanup

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Aurora-Clark,-left,-and-Sue-ClarkPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have received a four-year, multimillion dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time. » More …