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Researchers use plant oils for novel bio-based plastics
April 15, 2015

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

kessler-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers have developed a new way to use plant oils like olive and linseed oil to create polyurethane, a plastic material used in everything from foam insulation panels to tires, hoses and sealants.

Researcher wins Fulbright chair to study Arctic change
April 13, 2015

waldenPULLMAN, Wash. – Von P. Walden will expand international collaboration on research into thinning sea ice as the 2015 U.S. Fulbright Arctic Chair in Norway. The distinguished chairs are among the most prestigious Fulbright appointments, according to the organization’s website.

Murdock Grant to fund next-generation science at WSU
April 6, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A car battery that gets you from Pullman to Seattle on a single charge. Flexible electronics that can be sewn into clothing. An affordable transportation fuel made from hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Washington State University researchers are a big step closer to making these futuristic technologies a reality thanks to a $521,800 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

Architecture students learn while building theater set
March 31, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – School of Design and Construction students are applying skills they’ve learned in class to help build sets for the Washington State University Performing Arts (WSUPA) spring theater production. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” opens Friday.

Direct measurements show lower local methane emissions
March 31, 2015

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Lamb-BPULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by Washington State University researchers has found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems in cities and towns throughout the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years with significant variation by region. 

April 2: Energy summit tackles critical smart grid challenges
March 30, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will host its inaugural energy summit on April 2 with a focus on storage technologies, one of the most critical challenges of incorporating renewable energy into the electric power grid.

Students win catalysis society awards
March 13, 2015

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

three-awardsPULLMAN, Wash. – Fanglin Che, Yan Li and Rebecca Baylon, graduate students in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, have received the North American Catalysis Society’s Richard J. Kokes Award.

Data analysis group to advance interdisciplinary research
March 5, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

CISER-150PULLMAN, Wash. – A new statistics community at Washington State University will enhance educational opportunities and strengthen research initiatives. Faculty in all areas and at all campuses are invited to join as affiliate members. A kickoff meeting is being planned for later in the semester.

Club competes for first time in international rocket contest
March 5, 2015

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By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A group of Washington State University engineering students is shooting for the stars, building a rocket that will launch in southern Utah this summer in an international competition.