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Scientists awarded over $2 million for nuclear studies
October 10, 2008

PULLMAN – Two scientists at WSU were awarded grants from the National Science Foundation’s Academic Research Initiative program totaling more than $2 million. Using the grant support, Sue Clark of the Chemistry Department will study nuclear forensics and Marc Weber and colleagues of the Center for Materials Research will develop new crystals for radiation detectors.

“Many of the radiochemical procedures used in nuclear forensics today are the same ones that were developed back in the Manhattan Project,” said Clark. The current methods for separating and identifying actinides, a series of radioactive elements used in nuclear weapons and power applications, can take days or … » More …

WSU chemists receive $3 million grant
October 11, 2007

A research team, led by WSU chemistry professor Kenneth Nash, was awarded a $3 million, three-year grant by the Department of Energy to pursue nuclear energy research.

The group is one of eleven university-led teams acros
s the nation selected to conduct cooperative research projects under the DOE’s Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI). The grants engage professors and students in advanced nuclear fuel cycle research and development in support of President Bush’s Global Nuclear Energy Partnership and his American Competitiveness Initiative. The NERI grants will total up to $30 million nationwide over … » More …

Five Women of Distinction named
March 18, 2005

Five women have been named 2005 Women of Distinction, an annual honor bestowed by WSU’s Commission on the Status of Women. The award recognizes noteworthy work, leadership and/or public service, as well as contributions to the growth and success of others, especially women. Awards will be presented at WSU’s annual Women’s Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, March 24, when the Woman of the Year also will be announced. Women of Distinction honorees are:Rita Koontz, WSU staff. Koontz has been administrative services manager for the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center for 26 of the 31 years she’s been at WSU. She assists women who’ve been … » More …