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Industry/university bioplastics research center a first
December 3, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

bioplastics-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – “Plastics… There’s a great future in plastics.” That line from the 1967 movie, “The Graduate,” could be revised to say that the future is now in bioplastics.

Ground broken for Mt. Vernon facilities
June 6, 2005

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Washington State University agricultural research center facilities at Mount Vernon was strictly ceremonial, but the symbolism was important to the growers and community members who participated.“This has been a long time coming,” said John Roozen, president of Northwest Agricultural Research Foundation as he prepared to turn a symbolic shovel of dirt.  “This feels really great.”Local growers and community leaders joined officials of WSU Extension and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences on June 1 to celebrate the pending start of construction on the new facilities.CAHNRS interim dean R. James Cook announced to the gathering that the … » More …

$8 M expansion kindles vision for Mt. Vernon research center
November 12, 2004

The Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center in Mt. Vernon is growing faster than the seedlings its researchers foster each spring. In response to this rapid growth, Washington State University, in conjunction with outside donors, agreed to an $8 million expansion of the center to be completed by summer 2006.Infrastructure construction is under way. Demolition of the older buildings, however, is not slated to start until May 2005. “These are outdated facilities,” said Debra Inglis, director of the center. “The addition is an incentive to be proactive within the agricultural community and will be instrumental in helping to establish a new vision for the center.” … » More …